adipic acid

noun adip·ic acid \ ə-ˈdi-pik- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

Origin and Etymology of adipic acid

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