quinic acid

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From Spanish quina "cinchona bark" (from which it is obtained), from Quechua kina.

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quinic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A white crystalline acid, tetrahydroxy-cyclohexanecarboxylic acid, obtained from cinchona bark and coffee beans; used as an astringent, and in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals

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