undecylenic acid

noun
un·​dec·​y·​le·​nic acid | \ ˌən-ˌde-sə-ˈle-nik- How to pronounce undecylenic acid (audio) , -ˈlē- How to pronounce undecylenic acid (audio) \

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

First Known Use of undecylenic acid

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for undecylenic acid

undecylene (C11H22)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about undecylenic acid

Statistics for undecylenic acid

Time Traveler for undecylenic acid

The first known use of undecylenic acid was in 1879

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for undecylenic acid

undecylenic acid

noun
un·​dec·​y·​le·​nic acid | \ ˌən-ˌdes-ə-ˌlen-ik- How to pronounce undecylenic acid (audio) , -ˌlēn- How to pronounce undecylenic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of undecylenic acid

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

More from Merriam-Webster on undecylenic acid

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about undecylenic acid

Comments on undecylenic acid

What made you want to look up undecylenic acid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not being in agreement or harmony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!