cinnamic acid

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cinnamic acid   (sə-nām'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A white crystalline organic acid obtained from cinnamon or from balsams, or made synthetically. It is used to manufacture perfumery compounds. Chemical formula: C9H8O2.
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