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