sorbic acid

noun sor·bic acid \ ˈsȯr-bik- \

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

Origin and Etymology of sorbic acid

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


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sorbic acid

noun sor·bic acid \ ˌsȯr-bik- \

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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