phellonic acid

phel·​lon·​ic acid | \ fəˈlänik-, feˈl- \

Definition of phellonic 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

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History and Etymology for phellonic acid

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

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“Phellonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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