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quinic acid

[kwin-ik]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, solid cyclic compound, C7H12O6, present in cinchona bark, coffee beans, and the leaves of many plants.
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Origin of quinic acid

1805–15; < Spanish quin(a) quinine + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for quinic acid

quinic acid

noun
  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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