hydroabietyl alcohol

hy·​dro·​ab·​i·​et·​yl alcohol

Definition of hydroabietyl alcohol

: a soft viscous resinous substance obtained by hydrogenation of the methyl ester of rosin and used especially as a plasticizer

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History and Etymology for hydroabietyl alcohol

hydroabietyl from hydr- + abiet- (from abietic acid) + -yl

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“Hydroabietyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroabietyl%20alcohol. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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