pimelic-acid

pimelic acid

[puh-mel-ik, -mee-lik]
noun Chemistry.
a crystalline compound, C 7 H 1 2 O 4 , soluble in alcohol and ether: used in polymers and as a plasticizer.
Also called heptanedioic acid.


Origin:
1830–40; < Greek pīmel() soft fat + -ic

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pimelic acid pi·mel·ic acid (pĭ-měl'ĭk)
n.
A crystalline intermediate formed in the oxidation of oleic acid. Also called heptanedioic acid.

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