tiglic acidtig·lic acid
a fragrant, poisonous, monobasic acid, CHCH:C(CH)COOH, usually derived from croton oil and used in perfumes, flavors, etc.
Origin of tiglic acidfrom Modern Latin tiglium, croton-oil plant from Classical Greek tilos, thin feces (the seeds have a cathartic effect) from Indo-European an unverified form ti-, variant, variety of base an unverified form ta-, to melt from source thaw
A thick, syrupy poisonous liquid, C5H8O2, derived from croton oil, having a spicy odor and used in making perfumes and flavoring agents.
Origin of tiglic acidNew Latin (Croton) tiglium croton species name perhaps from Greek tīlos diarrhea (from the use of croton oil as a purgative)