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terebic acid

[tuh-reb-ik as-id, ‐ree-bik]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. an acid, C7H10O4, formed by the oxidation of certain terpenes and historically important in the discovery of the structures of many terpenes.
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Sometimes ter·e·bin·ic ac·id [ter-uh-bin-ik as-id] /ˈtɛr əˈbɪn ɪk ˈæs ɪd/.

Origin of terebic acid

First recorded in 1855–60
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terebic acid

noun
  1. a white crystalline carboxylic acid produced by the action of nitric acid on turpentine. Formula: C 7 H 10 O 4
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Word Origin

C19: from tereb (inth) + -ic
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