Definition of undecylenic acid
: a fatty acid C11H20O2 found in perspiration, obtained commercially from castor oil, and used especially in the treatment of fungal infections (such as ringworm) of the skin
Origin and Etymology of undecylenic acid
First Known Use: 1879See Words from the same year
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