penicillic acid

noun

pen·​i·​cil·​lic acid ˌpen-ə-ˌsil-ik- How to pronounce penicillic acid (audio)
: a crystalline antibiotic unsaturated keto acid C8H10O4 or the tautomeric hydroxy lactone produced by several molds of the genera Penicillium and Aspergillus

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“Penicillic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/penicillic%20acid. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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