ellagic acid

[ uh-laj-ik ]
/ əˈlædʒ ɪk /

noun Pharmacology.

a yellow crystalline substance, C14H6O8, isolated from oak galls and tannins and used as a hemostatic.

Origin of ellagic acid

1800–10; <French ellagique, equivalent to ellag- anagram of gallegall3 + -ique-ic

Words nearby ellagic acid

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Medical definitions for ellagic acid

ellagic acid
[ ĭ-lăjĭk ]


A yellow crystalline compound that is obtained from tannins and used as a hemostatic.
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