sorbic acid

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sor·​bic acid | \ ˈsȯr-bik- How to pronounce sorbic acid (audio) \

Definition of sorbic acid

: a crystalline acid C6H8O2 obtained from the unripe fruits of the mountain ash or synthesized and used especially as a fungicide and food preservative

First Known Use of sorbic acid

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sorbic acid

sorb fruit of the service or related trees, from French sorbe, from Latin sorbum

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The first known use of sorbic acid was in 1815

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“Sorbic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorbic%20acid. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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sorbic acid

noun
sor·​bic acid | \ ˌsȯr-bik- How to pronounce sorbic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of sorbic acid

: a crystalline acid C6H8O2 obtained from the unripe fruits of the mountain ash (genus Sorbus) or synthesized and used especially as a fungicide and food preservative

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