brassidic acid

noun bras·sid·ic acid \(ˈ)bra¦sidik-\

Definition of brassidic acid

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of brassidic acid

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


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