decoic acid

noun
de·​co·​ic acid | \ də̇ˈkōik, (ˈ)dē¦- \

Definition of decoic acid

: any of the monocarboxylic acids C9H19COOH (as capric acid) derived from the decanes

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History and Etymology for decoic acid

decane + -oic

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“Decoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decoic%20acid. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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