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  • noun organic chemistry A hydroxycinnamic acid of the phenylpropanoid class that stimulates phagocytosis and inhibits the function of hyaluronidase and HIV-1 integrase.

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Cichorium +‎ -ic: it was first isolated from celery, Cichorium intybus.

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