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ellagic acid

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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a yellow crystalline substance, C14H6O8, isolated from oak galls and tannins and used as a hemostatic.

Origin of ellagic acid

1800–10; < French ellagique, equivalent to ellag- anagram of galle gall3 + -ique -ic
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ellagic acid

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  1. A yellow crystalline compound that is obtained from tannins and used as a hemostatic.
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