quinic acid

[ kwin-ik ]

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

Origin of quinic acid

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

Words Nearby quinic acid

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How to use quinic acid in a sentence

  • This substance was the lime salt of an acid to which Vauquelin in 1806 gave the name of quinic acid (acide quinique).

    Coal | Raphael Meldola
  • Hydroquinone was obtained by Caventou and Pelletier by heating quinic acid, but these chemists did not recognize its true nature.

    Coal | Raphael Meldola
  • To prevent the formation of uric acid Robin prescribes quinic acid combined with formine or urotropine.

British Dictionary definitions for quinic acid

quinic acid

/ (ˈkwɪnɪk) /

  1. 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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