tig·lic acid (tĭgʹlĭk) n.
A thick, syrupy poisonous liquid, C5H8O2, derived from croton oil, having a spicy odor and used in making perfumes and flavoring agents.
  [From New Latin (Croton) tiglium, croton species name, perhaps from Greek tīlos, diarrhea (from the use of croton oil as a purgative).]

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Universalium. 2010.

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