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pelargonic

[pel-ahr-gon-ik, -goh-nik, -er-] /ˌpɛl ɑrˈgɒn ɪk, -ˈgoʊ nɪk, -ər-/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or derived from a pelargonium or pelargonic acid.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; pelargon(ium) + -ic
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Examples for pelargonic
  • pelargonic acid is a fatty acid naturally occurring in many plants, animals, and foods.
  • pelargonic acid occurs as an ester in oil of pelargonium.

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