ellagic acid

ellagic acid

[uh-laj-ik]
noun Pharmacology.
a yellow crystalline substance, C 14 H 6 O 8 , isolated from oak galls and tannins and used as a hemostatic.

Origin:
1800–10; < French ellagique, equivalent to ellag- anagram of galle gall3 + -ique -ic

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ellagic acid el·lag·ic acid (ĭ-lāj'ĭk)
n.
A yellow crystalline compound that is obtained from tannins and used as a hemostatic.

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