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agaric acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, microcrystalline, water-soluble powder, C 22 H 40 O 7 : formerly used in medicine to stop excessive perspiration.
Also, agaricic acid
[ag-uh-ris-ik, ag-] /ˈæg əˈrɪs ɪk, ˌæg-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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agaric acid in Medicine

agaric acid or ag·a·ric·ic acid (āg'ə-rĭs'ĭk) or a·gar·i·cin·ic acid (ə-gār'ə-sĭn'ĭk)
n.
An acid obtained from agaric and responsible for the anhidrotic action of the fungus.

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