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pimelic acid

[puh-mel-ik, -mee-lik] /pəˈmɛl ɪk, -ˈmi lɪk/
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 of pimelic acid
1830-40; < Greek pīmel() soft fat + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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pimelic acid pi·mel·ic acid (pĭ-měl'ĭk)
A crystalline intermediate formed in the oxidation of oleic acid. Also called heptanedioic acid.

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