phellonic acid

noun phel·lon·ic acid \fəˈlänik-, feˈl-\

Definition of phellonic acid

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of phellonic acid

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


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