agaric acid

noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, microcrystalline, water-soluble powder, C22H40O7: formerly used in medicine to stop excessive perspiration.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

agaric acid in Medicine

agaric acid

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