- 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
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- another name for octanedioic acid
C18: from French subérique, from Latin sūber cork (from which the acid is obtained)