sterculic acid

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

Definition of sterculic acid

: 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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New Latin Sterculia + English -ic

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“Sterculic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sterculic%20acid. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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