sterculic acid

noun ster·cu·lic acid \(ˈ)stər¦kyülik-\

Definition of sterculic acid

  1. :  a crystalline unsaturated fatty acid C8H17(C3H2)(CH2)7COOH found as a glyceride in the seeds of a tropical tree (Sterculia foetida); 2-octyl-1-cyclo-propene-octanoic acid

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Origin and Etymology of sterculic acid

New Latin Sterculia + English -ic

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to cast off or become cast off

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