adipic acid

[uh-dip-ik]

Origin of adipic acid

Also called hexanedioic acid.
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British Dictionary definitions for adipic acid

adipic acid

noun
  1. a colourless crystalline solid used in the preparation of nylon. Formula: HOOC(CH 2) 4 COOH

Word Origin for adipic acid

C19: from New Latin adiposus fat + -ic
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