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terebic acid

[tuh-reb-ik as-id, ‐ree-bik] /təˈrɛb ɪk ˈæs ɪd, ‐ˈri bɪk/
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.
Sometimes, terebinic acid [ter-uh-bin-ik as-id] /ˈtɛr əˈbɪn ɪk ˈæs ɪd/ (Show IPA).
Origin of terebic acid
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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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