quillaic acid

noun

quil·​la·​ic acid kwi-ˌlā-ik- How to pronounce quillaic acid (audio)
: a poisonous crystalline triterpenoid sapogenin C30H46O5 obtained by hydrolysis of the saponin from soapbark

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“Quillaic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/quillaic%20acid. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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