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suberic acid

noun, Chemistry
a crystalline dibasic acid, C 8 H 1 4 O 4 , obtained especially from suberin, castor oil, and cork: used chiefly in the preparation of plastics and plasticizers.
Origin of suberic acid
1800-10 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for suberic acid

suberic acid

another name for octanedioic acid
Word Origin
C18: from French subérique, from Latin sūber cork (from which the acid is obtained)
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