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sebacic

[si-bas-ik, -bey-sik]
adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or derived from sebacic acid.
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Origin of sebacic

First recorded in 1780–90; sebac(eous) + -ic
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Historical Examples of sebacic

  • After this we pour on a proper quantity of sulphuric acid, and the sebacic acid passes over by distillation.

    Elements of Chemistry,

    Antoine Lavoisier

  • It is also obtained when sebacic, stearic and oleic acids are oxidized with nitric acid.