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 acid; from 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 t&imacron;los, diarrhea (from the use of croton oil as a purgative).