[ puh-mel-ik, -mee-lik ]
/ pəˈmɛl ɪk, -ˈmi lɪk /
a crystalline compound, C7H12O4, soluble in alcohol and ether: used in polymers and as a plasticizer.
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Also called heptanedioic acid.
Origin of pimelic acid
1830–40; <Greek pīmel(ḗ) soft fat + -ic
Words nearby pimelic acid
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Medical definitions for pimelic acid
[ pĭ-mĕl′ĭk ]
A crystalline intermediate formed in the oxidation of oleic acid.heptanedioic acid
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