Tiglic-acid meaning

tĭglĭk
A thick, syrupy poisonous liquid, C5 H8 O2 , derived from croton oil, having a spicy odor and used in making perfumes and flavoring agents.
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A fragrant, poisonous, monobasic acid, CH3CH:C(CH3)COOH, usually derived from croton oil and used in perfumes, flavors, etc.
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(organic chemistry) A monocarboxylic unsaturated organic acid, the trans-form of angelic acid, found in croton oil and in several other natural products.
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Origin of tiglic-acid

  • New Latin (Croton) tiglium croton species name perhaps from Greek tīlos diarrhea (from the use of croton oil as a purgative)

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