morintannic acid

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From morin (moric acid) (from Latin morus (fustic)) + English tannic.


morintannic acid (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) A variety of tannic acid extracted as a yellow crystalline substance from fustic (Maclura tinctoria, formerly Morus tinctoria), Osage orange (Maclura pomifera), and from leaves of common guava (Psidium guajava).


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “morintannic acid”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)