anisic acid

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an·is·ic ac·id

(an-is'ik as'id),
A crystalline volatile acid obtained from anise; its compounds are the antiseptic anisates.
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A plant steroid was the fingerprint for lentils, he says, and anisic acid indicated that the food preparers had spiced this dish with anise or fennel.