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pimelic acid

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

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a crystalline compound, C 7 H 1 2 O 4 , soluble in alcohol and ether: used in polymers and as a plasticizer.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pimelic acid1

1830–40; < Greek pīmel ( ) soft fat + -ic

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