pimelic acid

[puh-mel-ik, -mee-lik]

Origin of pimelic acid

1830–40; < Greek pīmel(ḗ) soft fat + -ic
Also called heptanedioic acid.
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pimelic acid in Medicine

pimelic acid

[pĭ-mĕlĭk]
n.
  1. A crystalline intermediate formed in the oxidation of oleic acid.heptanedioic acid
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