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pimelic acid

[ puh-mel-ik, -mee-lik ]
/ pəˈmɛl ɪk, -ˈmi lɪk /
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noun Chemistry.
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() soft fat + -ic

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