phloionic acid


phlo·​i·​on·​ic 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

Word History


phloionic from Greek phloios bark + English -onic

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“Phloionic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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