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sorbic acid

noun sor·bic acid \ˈsr-bik-\

Definition of SORBIC ACID

:  a crystalline acid C6H8O2 obtained from the unripe fruits of the mountain ash or synthesized and used especially as a fungicide and food preservative

Origin of SORBIC ACID

sorb fruit of the service or related trees, from French sorbe, from Latin sorbum
First Known Use: 1815

sorbic acid

noun sor·bic acid \ˌsr-bik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SORBIC ACID

:  a crystalline acid C6H8O2 obtained from the unripe fruits of the mountain ash (genus Sorbus) or synthesized and used especially as a fungicide and food preservative

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