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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
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The second proved the same as the first, and although the strong odor of cork or suberic acid was present, no oil appeared.

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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