[pel-ahr-gon-ik, -goh-nik, -er-]
adjective Chemistry.
of or derived from a pelargonium or pelargonic acid.

1855–60; pelargon(ium) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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