terebic acid

terebic acid

noun Chemistry.
an acid, C 7 H 10 O 4 , formed by the oxidation of certain terpenes and historically important in the discovery of the structures of many terpenes.
Also, terebinic acid.


Origin:
1855–60

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terebic acid (tɛˈrɛbɪk)
 
n
a white crystalline carboxylic acid produced by the action of nitric acid on turpentine. Formula: C7H10O4
 
[C19: from tereb(inth) + -ic]

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