[tuh-reb-ik as-id, ‐ree-bik]
- an acid, C7H10O4, formed by the oxidation of certain terpenes and historically important in the discovery of the structures of many terpenes.
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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- a white crystalline carboxylic acid produced by the action of nitric acid on turpentine. Formula: C 7 H 10 O 4
C19: from tereb (inth) + -ic