pimelic acid

[ puh-mel-ik, -mee-lik ]
/ pəˈmɛl ɪk, -ˈmi lɪk /

noun Chemistry.

a crystalline compound, C7H12O4, soluble in alcohol and ether: used in polymers and as a plasticizer.

Origin of pimelic acid

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

pimelic acid
[ pĭ-mĕlĭk ]


A crystalline intermediate formed in the oxidation of oleic acid.heptanedioic acid
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