phellonic acid

noun

phel·​lon·​ic acid
fəˈlänik-,
feˈl-
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Phellonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phellonic%20acid. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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