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adipic acid

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noun adip·ic acid \ə-ˈdi-pik-\

Definition of adipic acid

  1. :  a white crystalline dicarboxylic acid C6H10O4 formed by oxidation of various fats and also made synthetically for use especially in the manufacture of nylon



Origin and Etymology of adipic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1877


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adipic acid

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noun adip·ic acid \ə-ˈdip-ik-\

Medical Definition of adipic acid

  1. :  a white crystalline dicarboxylic acid C6H10O4 formed by oxidation of various fats and also made synthetically for use especially in the manufacture of nylon




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