sebacic acid

noun
se·​ba·​cic acid | \ si-ˈba-sik- How to pronounce sebacic acid (audio) , ˌsē-, -ˈbā- \

Definition of sebacic acid

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C10H18O4 used especially in the manufacture of synthetic resins

First Known Use of sebacic acid

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sebacic acid

French (acide) sébacique, from Latin sebaceus

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“Sebacic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sebacic%20acid. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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