hydnocarpic acid


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hydnocarpic acid

[¦hīd·nə¦kär·pik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C16H28O2 A nonedible fat and oil isolated from chaulmoogra oil, forming white crystals that melt at 60°C; used to treat Hansen's disease.
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