veratric acid

noun
ve·​rat·​ric acid | \və̇ˈra‧trik-\

Definition of veratric acid 

1 : a crystalline acid (CH3O)2C6H3COOH occurring in sabadilla seed and also formed by decomposition of veratridine and other alkaloids; 3,4-dimethoxy-benzoic acid

2 : a crystalline acid isomeric with veratric acid; 2,3-dimethoxy-benzoic acid

called also ortho-veratric acid

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