nordihydroguaiaretic acid

nordihydroguaiaretic acid
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Etymology: nordihydroguaiaretic from nor- + dihydr- + guaiaretic (in guaiaretic acid C20H24O4) (International Scientific Vocabulary guaia- — from New Latin Guaiacum — + ret- — from Greek rhētinē resin — + -ic)
: a crystalline derivative [(HO)2C6H3CH2CH(CH3)−]2 of pyrocatechol obtained especially from the creosote bush or made synthetically and used in trace amounts as an antioxidant to prevent rancidity of lard and other fats or oils — abbr. NDGA

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