brassidic acid

bras·​sid·​ic acid | \ (ˈ)bra¦sidik- \

Definition of brassidic acid

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

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History and Etymology for brassidic acid

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

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“Brassidic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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