suberic acid


nounChemistry.
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1800–10

Words Nearby suberic acid

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How to use suberic acid in a sentence

  • The second proved the same as the first, and although the strong odor of cork or suberic acid was present, no oil appeared.

British Dictionary definitions for suberic acid

suberic acid

/ (sjuːˈbɛrɪk) /


noun
  1. another name for octanedioic acid

Origin of suberic acid

1
C18: from French subérique, from Latin sūber cork (from which the acid is obtained)

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