sebacic acid
noun Etymology: French (acide) sébacique, from Latin sebaceus Date: 1790 a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C10H18O4 used especially in the manufacture of synthetic resins

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  • Sebacic acid — Sebacic acid …   Wikipedia

  • sebacic acid — [sə bas′ik, səbā′sik] n. [< L sebaceus (see SEBACEOUS) + IC] a white, crystalline acid, COOH(CH2) 8COOH, obtained by the distillation of oleic acid or castor oil: used in making plasticizers, alkyd resins, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sebacic acid — noun a dicarboxylic acid used to make resins • Syn: ↑decanedioic acid • Hypernyms: ↑carboxylic acid * * * sə̇ˈbasik , bās noun Etymology: sebacic International Scientific Vocabulary sebac (from …   Useful english dictionary

  • sebacic acid — sebaco rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė HOOC(CH₂)₈COOH atitikmenys: angl. sebacic acid rus. себациновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – dekano dirūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sebacic acid — /səˌbæsɪk ˈæsəd/ (say suh.basik asuhd) noun a white crystalline dibasic acid, (CH2)8(COOH)2. {alteration of earlier sebaceous (acid), replacing eous with ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sebacic acid — Chem. a crystalline, slightly water soluble, dibasic acid, C10H18O4, usually obtained from castor oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of plasticizers and resins. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • sebacic acid — noun an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, (CH)(COOH), originally prepared from tallow; it is used in the manufacture of resins, plasticizers and polyester rubbers …   Wiktionary

  • sebacic acid — se•bac′ic ac′id [[t]sɪˈbæs ɪk, ˈbeɪ sɪk[/t]] n. chem. a crystalline, slightly water soluble, dibasic acid, C10H18O4, used chiefly in the manufacture of plasticizers and resins • Etymology: 1780–90; sebac (eous) + ic …   From formal English to slang

  • sebacic — /si bas ik, bay sik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from sebacic acid. [1780 90; SEBAC(EOUS) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • sebacic — adjective Of or pertaining to sebacic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

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