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  1. quinic acid(Noun)

    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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  1. Quinic acid

    Quinic acid is a cyclitol, a cyclic polyol, and a cyclohexanecarboxylic acid. It is a crystalline acid obtained from cinchona bark, coffee beans, and other plant products and made synthetically by hydrolysis of chlorogenic acid. Quinic acid is also implicated in the perceived acidity of coffee. It is a constituent of the tara tannins.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Quinic Acid

    An acid which is found in cinchona bark and elsewhere in plants. (From Stedman, 26th ed)

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