tannic acid

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tannic acid

n.
1. A hydrolyzable tannin in the form of a lustrous yellowish to light brown amorphous, powdered, flaked, or spongy substance having the approximate composition C76H52O46, derived from certain plants and used in tanning leather, in fixing dyes to materials, and in clarifying wine and beer.
2. See tannin.
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Noun1.tannic acid - any of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin; used in tanning and in medicine
cutch, kutch - tannin extract derived from any of several mangrove barks of Pacific areas
phenol - any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups
catechin - a tannic acid that is extracted from black catechu as a white crystalline substance
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tannic acid

nTannin nt
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