vulpinic acid

noun vul·pin·ic acid \¦vəl¦pinik-\
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vulpic acid

\ˈvəlpik-\

Definition of vulpinic acid

  1. :  a yellow crystalline compound C19H14O5 occurring in various lichens (as Cetraria vulpina) and also made synthetically :  the methyl ester of pulvinic acid

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Origin and Etymology of vulpinic acid

vulpinic International Scientific Vocabulary vulpin- (from New Latin vulpina —specific epithet of Cetraria vulpina —, from feminine of Latin vulpinus vulpine) + -ic; vulpic from New Latin vulpina + English -ic


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