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quinic acid

[kwin-ik] /ˈkwɪn ɪk/
noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, solid cyclic compound, C 7 H 1 2 O 6 , present in cinchona bark, coffee beans, and the leaves of many plants.
Also, chinic acid.
Origin of quinic acid
1805-15; < Spanish quin(a) quinine + -ic Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for quinic-acid

quinic acid

a white crystalline soluble optically active carboxylic acid, found in cinchona bark, bilberries, coffee beans, and the leaves of certain other plants; 1,3,4,5-tetrahydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid. Formula: C6H7(OH)4COOH
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