undecylenic acid


un·dec·y·le·nic acid

noun \ˌən-ˌde-sə-ˈle-nik-, -ˈlē-\

Definition of UNDECYLENIC ACID

:  a fatty acid C11H20O2 found in perspiration, obtained commercially from castor oil, and used especially in the treatment of fungal infections (as ringworm) of the skin

Origin of UNDECYLENIC ACID

undecylene (C11H22)
First Known Use: 1879

un·dec·y·le·nic acid

noun \ˌən-ˌdes-ə-ˌlen-ik-, -ˌlēn-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNDECYLENIC ACID

: an acid C11H20O2 found in perspiration, obtained commercially from castor oil, and used in the treatment of fungus infections (as ringworm) of the skin

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