Sorbic Sor"bic, a. [Cf. F. sorbique. See {Sorb}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the rowan tree, or sorb; specifically, designating an acid, C?H?CO?H, of the acetylene series, found in the unripe berries of this tree, and extracted as a white crystalline substance. [1913 Webster]

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  • sorbic — (adj.) 1815, in sorbic acid, so called because it was first isolated from the berries of the mountain ash (see SORB (Cf. sorb)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorbic — adjective a) of, or relating to the rowan tree (the sorb) b) of, or derived from sorbic acid …   Wiktionary

  • sòrbic — sòr|bic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • sorbic — sorb·ic …   English syllables

  • sorbic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • sorbic acid — [sôr′bik] n. [ SORB + IC] a white, crystalline solid, CH3CH:CHCH:CHCOOH, isolated from the berries of mountain ash or made synthetically: used in drying oils, and as a food preservative, fungicide, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Sorbic acid — Sometimes confused with ascorbic acid, Vitamin C. Chembox new Name = Sorbic acid ImageFile = Sorbic acid.svg ImageName = Sorbic acid IUPACName = (2E,4E) hexa 2,4 dienoic acid Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 110 44 1 SMILES = CC=CC=CC(O)O… …   Wikipedia

  • sorbic acid — /sɔbɪk ˈæsəd/ (say sawbik asuhd) noun a white crystalline solid, CH3CH: CHCH: CHCOOH, used as a fungicide and food preservative. {sorbic from sorb + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sorbic acid — sorbo rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃(CH=CH)₂COOH atitikmenys: angl. sorbic acid rus. сорбиновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – 2,4 heksadieno rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sorbic acid — noun a white crystalline carboxylic acid used as a preservative • Hypernyms: ↑carboxylic acid * * * ˈsȯrbik noun Etymology: sorb (II) + ic : a crystalline diolefinic acid CH3(CH . CH)2COOH obtained from the unripe fruits of the mountain ash or… …   Useful english dictionary

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