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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History and Etymology for veratric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary veratr- + -ic

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“Veratric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veratric%20acid. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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