brassidic acid


bras·​sid·​ic acid
: a white crystalline acid C8H17CH=CH(CH2)11COOH stereoisomeric with erucic acid and formed from it (as by treatment with nitrous acid)

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary brass- (from Latin brassica cabbage) + -id + -ic

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“Brassidic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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