tannic acid

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EtymologyEdit

Calque of French acide tannique, introduced 1834 by the French chemist Théophile-Jules Pelouze.

NounEdit

tannic acid (countable and uncountable, plural tannic acids)

  1. (chemistry) Any of various complex phenols extracted from the bark or galls of trees; used in tanning.

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