gallic acid

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gal·lic ac·id

(gal'ik as'id),
Usually made from tannic acid or nutgalls; used locally as an astringent, for the same purpose as tannic acid.

gallic acid

C6H2(OH)3COOH, a colorless crystalline acid. It occurs naturally as an excrescence on the twigs of trees, esp. oaks, as a reaction to the deposition of gall wasp eggs. It is used as a skin astringent and in the manufacture of writing inks and dyes.
CAS # 149-91-7
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gal·lic ac·id

(gal'ik as'id)
A topical astringent.

gallic acid (gal´ik),

n an astringent used topically, made from tannic acid or nutgalls, and chemically known as 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid.