- any of a group of esters formed from two or more phenol carboxylic acid molecules.
Origin of depside
1905–10; < Greek déps(ein) to tan, soften + -ide
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- 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
Word Origin for depside
C20: deps-, from Greek depsein to knead + -ide
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