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hydnocarpic acid

[ hid-noh-kahr-pik, hid- ]
/ ˈhɪd noʊˈkɑr pɪk, ˌhɪd- /
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noun Pharmacology.

an acid, C16H28O2, obtained from chaulmoogra oil, and used in the treatment of leprosy.

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Origin of hydnocarpic acid

1900–05; <Greek hýdno(n) truffle + karp(ós) fruit + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for hydnocarpic acid

hydnocarpic acid
/ (ˌhɪdnəʊˈkɑːpɪk) /

noun

a cyclic fatty acid occurring in the form of its glycerides in chaulmoogra oil. Formula: C 16 H 28 O 2

Word Origin for hydnocarpic acid

C20: from Greek hudnon truffle + karpos fruit + -ic
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