undecylenic acid

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noun un·dec·y·le·nic acid \ˌən-ˌde-sə-ˈle-nik-, -ˈlē-\

Definition of undecylenic acid

  1. :  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

undecylene (C11H22)


First Known Use: 1879


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undecylenic acid

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noun un·dec·y·le·nic acid \ˌən-ˌdes-ə-ˌlen-ik-, -ˌlēn-\

Medical Definition of undecylenic acid

  1. :  an acid C11H20O2 found in perspiration, obtained commercially from castor oil, and used in the treatment of fungus infections (as ringworm) of the skin


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