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sebacic acid

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noun Chemistry.
  1. a crystalline, slightly water-soluble, dibasic acid, C10H18O4, usually obtained from castor oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of plasticizers and resins.

Origin of sebacic acid

First recorded in 1780–90
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sebacic acid

noun
  1. another name for decanedioic acid
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