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- adj. Of or pertaining to shikimic acid or its derivatives
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a colorless, levo-rotatory, non-poisonous compound, C7H10O5, contained in the fruit of Illicium religiosum (Japanese shikimi). It crystallizes in fine needles, and melts at 184° C.
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