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hydnocarpic acid

[hid-noh-kahr-pik, hid-] /ˈhɪd noʊˈkɑr pɪk, ˌhɪd-/
noun, Pharmacology
an acid, C 16 H 28 O 2 , obtained from chaulmoogra oil, and used in the treatment of leprosy.
Origin of hydnocarpic acid
1900-05; < Greek hýdno(n) truffle + karp(ós) fruit + -ic Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for hydnocarpic-acid

hydnocarpic acid

a cyclic fatty acid occurring in the form of its glycerides in chaulmoogra oil. Formula: C16H28O2
Word Origin
C20: from Greek hudnon truffle + karpos fruit + -ic
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