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usnic acid

[ uhs-nik ]
/ ˈʌs nɪk /
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noun Pharmacology.
an antibacterial substance, C18H16O7, derived from lichens of the genus Usnea.
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Origin of usnic acid

1840–50; <New Latin Usn(ea) usnea + -ic

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