retinoic acidret·i·no·ic acid
a vitamin A derivative, CHO, used in the treatment of acne, skin wrinkles, etc.
Origin of retinoic acidso named as a chemical derivative of retinol
- A vitamin A derivative, C20H28O2, that serves as a regulator of morphogenesis and functions in the growth and development of bone and the maintenance of epithelium.
- Either of two isomers of this compound, tretinoin or isotretinoin, that are used as drugs chiefly to treat acne. Also called In both senses also called vitamin A acid .
Origin of retinoic acidretin(ol) -oic