pelargonic acid

noun
pel·​ar·​gon·​ic acid | \ ˌpel-är-ˌgän-ik- How to pronounce pelargonic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of pelargonic acid

: an oily fatty acid C9H18O2 found especially in fusel oil and rancid fats and made synthetically by oxidation of oleic acid

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“Pelargonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pelargonic%20acid. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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