undecylenic acid

[ uhn-des-uh-len-ik, uhn- ]

  1. a light-colored liquid with a fruity odor, C11H21O2, soluble in alcohol and ether: used in perfumes, flavors, plastics, and medicine.

Origin of undecylenic acid

1905–10; undec(a)- eleven (as in undecagon) + -yl + -ene + -ic

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