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.

Nearby words

  1. subependymoma,
  2. subequatorial,
  3. suber,
  4. subereous,
  5. suberic,
  6. suberin,
  7. suberization,
  8. suberize,
  9. suberose,
  10. suberous

Origin of suberic acid

First recorded in 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for suberic acid

suberic acid

/ (sjuːˈbɛrɪk) /

noun

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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