phellonic acid


phel·​lon·​ic acid
: a crystalline hydroxy acid HOCH2(CH2)20COOH that is isolated especially from cork by alkaline cleavage and extraction : 22-hydroxy-behenic acid see suberin

Word History


phellonic International Scientific Vocabulary phellon- (from Greek phellos cork) + -ic

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“Phellonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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