Definition of Thymic acid
1. Noun. A colorless crystalline solid used in perfume or preserving biological specimens or in embalming or medically as a fungicide or antiseptic.
Medical Definition of Thymic acid
1. Synonym: thymol. Origin: see thyme (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Thymic acid
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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1869)
"thymic acid possesses the important property of combining with skins and animal ... thymic acid is extracted from oil of thyme, in which it existe in ..."
2. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1906)
"He then calls attention to the fact that at the same time that the uric acid is being formed by oxidation from the uric bases, thymic acid is also formed ..."
3. The Richmond and Louisville Medical Journal (1868)
"thymic acid.—This acid, obtained from the essential oil of thyme, has been proposed as a succedaneum ..."
4. Therapeutic Gazette (1886)
"It is very important during the administration of the thymic acid to give the patient some cordial and stimulant ; cognac and rum will be found suitable. ..."
5. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"It is believed by many that at least a portion of the uric acid circulates in combination with nucleic (thymic) acid (sec page 669), which would account for ..."