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noun Chemistry.

a white, microcrystalline, water-soluble powder, C22H40O7: formerly used in medicine to stop excessive perspiration.

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Also ag·a·ric·ic ac·id [ag-uh-ris-ik, ag-]. /ˈæg əˈrɪs ɪk, ˌæg-/.

Origin of agaric acid

First recorded in 1875–80

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agaric acid

n.

An acid obtained from agaric and responsible for the anhidrotic action of the fungus.
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