Meaning of gallic acid

gal'lic ac'id

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white or yellowish, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble solid, CHO, obtained from nutgalls, used chiefly in tanning and in ink dyes.
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