follow Dictionary.com

What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

tiglic acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
a slightly water-soluble, poisonous compound, C 5 H 8 O 2 , derived from croton oil and occurring as a thick, syrupy liquid or in colorless crystals.
Origin of tiglic acid
1870-1875
1870-75
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for tiglic acid

tiglic acid

/ˈtɪɡlɪk/
noun
1.
a syrupy liquid or crystalline colourless unsaturated carboxylic acid, with the trans-configuration, found in croton oil and used in perfumery; trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid. Formula: CH3CH:C(CH3)COOH
Word Origin
C19 tiglic, from New Latin phrase Croton tiglium (name of the croton plant), of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tiglic acid

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tiglic

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tiglic acid