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terebic acid

or terebinic 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.
Origin of terebic acid
1855-60 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for terebic-acid

terebic acid

a white crystalline carboxylic acid produced by the action of nitric acid on turpentine. Formula: C7H10O4
Word Origin
C19: from tereb(inth) + -ic
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