suberic acid

noun Chemistry.

a crystalline dibasic acid, C8H14O4, obtained especially from suberin, castor oil, and cork: used chiefly in the preparation of plastics and plasticizers.

Origin of suberic acid

First recorded in 1800–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for suberic acid

suberic acid
/ (sjuːˈbɛrɪk) /


another name for octanedioic acid

Word Origin for suberic acid

C18: from French subérique, from Latin sūber cork (from which the acid is obtained)
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