- a crystalline dibasic acid, C8H14O4, obtained especially from suberin, castor oil, and cork: used chiefly in the preparation of plastics and plasticizers.
Origin of suberic acid
First recorded in 1800–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- another name for octanedioic acid
C18: from French subérique, from Latin sūber cork (from which the acid is obtained)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012