from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to aconite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to aconite.
  • adjective (Chem.) Pert. to or designating a crystalline tribasic acid, C6H6O6, obtained from aconite and other plants. It is a carboxyl derivative of itaconic acid. Both the natural forma from plants and the form prepared chemically have the trans-configuration. It is used in the manufacture of itaconic acid (propylene dicarboxylic acid).

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to aconite.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to aconitic acid.


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  • Starch [14] is found often in large quantities, and also oily fats, which are contained in the oil bodies of the liverworts; wax, [15] organic acids, including aconitic acid, and tannin, which is found for the first time at this evolutionary stage of the plant kingdom.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887

  • It yields, chemically, a dark-green volatile oil, and achilleic acid, which is said to be identical with aconitic acid; also resin, tannin, gum; and earthy ash consisting of nitrates, phosphates, and chlorides of potash and lime.

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