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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“Phloionic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phloionic%20acid. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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