azelaic acid

noun
az·​e·​la·​ic acid | \ ˌa-zə-ˌlā-ik- How to pronounce azelaic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of azelaic acid

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C9H16O4 that has antimicrobial properties and is applied topically in the treatment of acne and rosacea

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“Azelaic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/azelaic%20acid. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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