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nonanoic acid

[non-uh-noh-ik, non-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. pelargonic acid.
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Origin of nonanoic acid

1945–50; nonane (< Latin nōn(us) ninth + -ane) + -o- + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for nonanoic acid

nonanoic acid

noun
  1. a colourless oily fatty acid with a rancid odour: used in making pharmaceuticals, lacquers, and plastics. Formula: CH 3 (CH 2) 7 COOHAlso called: pelargonic acid
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Word Origin

C19: from nonane a paraffin, ninth in the methane series, from Latin nōnus ninth + -ane
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