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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Origin and Etymology of veratric acid
International Scientific Vocabulary veratr- + -ic
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