usnic acid

[ uhs-nik ]
/ ˈʌs nɪk /

noun Pharmacology.

an antibacterial substance, C18H16O7, derived from lichens of the genus Usnea.

Nearby words

  1. usn,
  2. usna,
  3. usnach,
  4. usnea,
  5. usng,
  6. usnr,
  7. uso,
  8. usolye,
  9. usp,
  10. usp unit

Origin of usnic acid

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

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