Definition of anemonic acid in English:

anemonic acid


rare Chemistry
  • A crystalline carboxylic acid which occurs in various plants of the genera Anemone and Ranunculus (family Ranunculaceae), and can be formed by the hydrolysis of anemonin.

    Systematic name: 4,7-dioxo-2-decenedioic acid; C₁₀H₁₂O₆.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Thomson.