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Medical Term:

cinnamic acid

Pronunciation: si-nam'ik as'id

Definition: Obtained from cinnamon oil, Peruvian and tolu balsams, or storax. Previously used in lupus as a paint and in infectious diseases to promote leukocytosis.

Synonym(s): cinnamylic acid, phenylacrylic acid

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