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agaric (agaricic) acid

Pronunciation: ă-gar′ik ă-gar-is′ik as′id

Definition: A principle obtained from agaric, formerly used as an anhidrotic agent.

Synonym(s): amadou

[G. agarikon, a kind of fungus]

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