Ferulic-acid definition

fə-ro͝olĭk
A compound, C10 H10 O4 , related to vanillin and obtained from certain plants.
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(organic chemistry) A derivative of cinnamic acid that is a component of lignin.
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Origin of ferulic-acid

  • From New Latin Ferula plant genus from Latin ferula giant fennel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition