Definition of aconitic in English:

aconitic

adjective

Chemistry
  • Of or relating to aconite. Chiefly in aconitic acidnounChemistry. a crystalline tricarboxylic acid existing in monkshood, larkspur, and other plants, and also obtained by heating citric acid.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From aconite + -ic, after German Aconitsäure aconitic acid. Compare ancient Greek ἀκονιτικός made of aconite.

Pronunciation:

aconitic

/ˌakəˈnɪtɪk/