phloionic acid

noun
phlo·i·on·ic acid | \ ¦flōē¦änik- \

Definition of phloionic acid 

: a crystalline hydroxy acid [−CH(OH)(CH2)7COOH]2 that is among the acidic products formed by alkaline hydrolysis of cork; 9,10-dihydroxy-octadecane-dioic acid — see suberin

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History and Etymology for phloionic acid

phloionic from Greek phloios bark + English -onic

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