adipic acid

noun
adip·ic acid | \ ə-ˈdi-pik- \

Definition of adipic acid 

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

First Known Use of adipic acid

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adipic acid

borrowed from French (acide) adipique, from Latin adip-, adeps "fat" + French -ique -ic entry 1 — more at adip-

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adipic acid

noun
adip·ic acid | \ ə-ˈdip-ik- \

Medical Definition of adipic acid 

: 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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