gallotannic acid

[gal-uh-tan-ik as-id]

noun Chemistry

a form of tannic acid, found in oak galls.

Nearby words

  1. gallop,
  2. gallop rhythm,
  3. gallopade,
  4. galloping,
  5. galloping dominoes,
  6. gallous,
  7. gallovidian,
  8. gallow,
  9. galloway,
  10. gallowglass

Origin of gallotannic acid

First recorded in 1855–60; from Latin gall(a) “gallnut” + -o- + tannic (acid); see gall3, tannic

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