caffeic acid

noun
caf·​fe·​ic acid | \ (ˌ)ka-ˌfē-ik- How to pronounce caffeic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of caffeic acid

: a yellow crystalline acid C9H8O4 obtained by hydrolysis of chlorogenic acid

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“Caffeic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/caffeic%20acid. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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