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[dep-sahyd, -sid]
noun Chemistry.
  1. any of a group of esters formed from two or more phenol carboxylic acid molecules.
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Origin of depside

1905–10; < Greek déps(ein) to tan, soften + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for depside


  1. any ester formed by the condensation of the carboxyl group of one phenolic carboxylic acid with the hydroxyl group of another, found in plant cells
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Word Origin for depside

C20: deps-, from Greek depsein to knead + -ide
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