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adipic acid

[uh-dip-ik] /əˈdɪp ɪk/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C 6 H 10 O 4 , used chiefly in the synthesis of nylon.
Also called hexanedioic acid.
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adipic acid

/əˈdɪpɪk/
noun
1.
a colourless crystalline solid used in the preparation of nylon. Formula: HOOC(CH2)4COOH
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin adiposus fat + -ic
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