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  • n. An acetyl derivative of tannic acid once used as an astringent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A compound obtained as a yellowish gray powder by the action of acetyl chloride or acetic anhydride or ordinary tannic acid. It is used as an intestinal astringent, and locally in rhinitis and pharyngitis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trade-name of acetyl-tannin, a yellowish-gray powder without smell or taste, used medicinally as an astringent remedy by both external and internal application.

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