phthioic acid

noun
phthi·​o·​ic acid | \ thī-ˌō-ik- How to pronounce phthioic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of phthioic acid

: a branched-chain optically active fatty acid or mixture of such acids isolated from the human tubercle bacillus that causes the formation of tubercular lesions on injection into animals

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“Phthioic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phthioic%20acid. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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