aleuritic acid
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
One of the organic acids contained in lac that is produced by certain scale insects.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • aleuritic acid — |alyə|rid.ik noun Etymology: New Latin Aleurites + English ic : a crystalline acid C15H28(OH)3COOH occurring in shellac; 9,10,16 trihydroxy palmitic acid …   Useful english dictionary

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