suberic acid

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:
1800–10

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suberic acid (sjuːˈbɛrɪk)
 
n
another name for octanedioic acid
 
[C18: from French subérique, from Latin sūber cork (from which the acid is obtained)]

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