montanic acid

mon·​tan·​ic acid | \ (ˈ)män‧¦tanik- \

Definition of montanic acid

: a crystalline fatty acid C27H55COOH or C28H57COOH found free or in the form of esters in montan wax, beeswax, and other natural waxes

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History and Etymology for montanic acid

montan (wax) + -ic

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“Montanic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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