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Definition of Lichenic acid
Lichenic acidLichenic Li*chen"ic (l[-i]*k[e^]n"[i^]k), a.
Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, lichens.
(a) An organic acid, C14H24O3, obtained from Iceland moss.
(b) An old name of fumaric acid. lichenic acidFumaric Fu*mar"ic, a. (Chem.)
Pertaining to, or derived from, fumitory (Fumaria
Fumaric acid (Chem.), a widely occurring organic acid,
exttracted from fumitory as a white crystallline
substance, C2H2(CO2H)2, and produced artificially in
many ways, as by the distillation of malic acid; boletic
acid. It is found also in the lichen, Iceland moss, and
hence was also called lichenic acid.
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