- an acid, C16H28O2, obtained from chaulmoogra oil, and used in the treatment of leprosy.
Origin of hydnocarpic acid
1900–05; < Greek hýdno(n) truffle + karp(ós) fruit + -ic
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- a cyclic fatty acid occurring in the form of its glycerides in chaulmoogra oil. Formula: C 16 H 28 O 2
C20: from Greek hudnon truffle + karpos fruit + -ic