veratric acid

noun ve·rat·ric acid \və̇ˈra‧trik-\

Definition of veratric acid

  1. 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. 2 :  a crystalline acid isomeric with veratric acid; 2,3-dimethoxy-benzoic acid —called also ortho-veratric acid

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Origin and Etymology of veratric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary veratr- + -ic

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