quinic acid

[kwin-ik]

noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-soluble, solid cyclic compound, C7H12O6, present in cinchona bark, coffee beans, and the leaves of many plants.

Nearby words

  1. quindecillion,
  2. quine,
  3. quinella,
  4. quinestrol,
  5. quinhydrone,
  6. quinidine,
  7. quiniela,
  8. quinine,
  9. quinine water,
  10. quinn


Origin of quinic acid

1805–15; < Spanish quin(a) quinine + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for quinic acid

quinic acid

noun

a white crystalline soluble optically active carboxylic acid, found in cinchona bark, bilberries, coffee beans, and the leaves of certain other plants; 1,3,4,5-tetrahydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid. Formula: C 6 H 7 (OH) 4 COOH
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