carnaubic acid

noun car·nau·bic acid

Definition of carnaubic acid

  1. :  a crystalline fatty acid that is found as esters and especially in carnauba wax and wool fat and that may be a mixture of acids

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Origin and Etymology of carnaubic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary carnaubic (from carnauba + -ic) + acid; originally formed as German karnaubasäure


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