sebacic acid


se·​ba·​cic acid si-ˈba-sik- How to pronounce sebacic acid (audio)
: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C10H18O4 used especially in the manufacture of synthetic resins

Word History


French (acide) sébacique, from Latin sebaceus

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sebacic acid was in 1790

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“Sebacic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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