C17H32O4
Roccellic Roc*cel"lic, a. [F. roccellique, fr. roccelle archil, It. & NL. roccella, fr. It. rocca a rock, because archil grows on rock.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the oxalic series found in archil ({Roccella tinctoria}, etc.), and other lichens, and extracted as a white crystalline substance {C17H32O4}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Roccella tinctoria — Roccellic Roc*cel lic, a. [F. roccellique, fr. roccelle archil, It. & NL. roccella, fr. It. rocca a rock, because archil grows on rock.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the oxalic series found in archil ({Roccella… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roccellic — Roc*cel lic, a. [F. roccellique, fr. roccelle archil, It. & NL. roccella, fr. It. rocca a rock, because archil grows on rock.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the oxalic series found in archil ({Roccella tinctoria}, etc.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roccellic acid — rōˈchelik noun Etymology: roccellic International Scientific Vocabulary roccell (from New Latin Roccella) + ic : a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C17H32O4 derived from succinic acid and found in various lichens (as Roccella tinctoria …   Useful english dictionary

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