undecylenic acid
noun Etymology: undecylene (C11H22) Date: 1879 a fatty acid C11H20O2 found in perspiration, obtained commercially from castor oil, and used especially in the treatment of fungal infections (as ringworm) of the skin

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  • undecylenic acid — [un΄des ə len′ik, un΄des əlēn′ik] n. [< undecylene, C11H22 (< L undecim, eleven < base of unus,ONE + decem,TEN + YL + ENE) + IC] a light colored liquid or crystalline mass, C11H20O2, used in treating fungus infections of the skin, in… …   English World dictionary

  • Undecylenic acid — Chembox new ImageFile=Undecylenic acid.png ImageSize=200px IUPACName=undec 10 enoic acid OtherNames= Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=112 38 9 PubChem=5634 SMILES=C=CCCCCCCCCC(=O)O MeSHName=Undecylenic+acid Section2= Chembox Properties Formula …   Wikipedia

  • undecylenic acid — An acid present in small amounts in sweat; used with its zinc salt in ointments, or as a powder in the treatment of fungus diseases of the skin, psoriasis, and certain other cutaneous affections. SYN: undecenoic acid …   Medical dictionary

  • undecylenic acid — noun an acid that is a component of perspiration • Hypernyms: ↑acid * * * | ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|lenik , lēnik noun Etymology: undecylene C11H22 (from undecyl + ene) + ic : a liquid or crystalline acid CH2 . CH(CH2)8COOH that is a component of pers …   Useful english dictionary

  • undecylenic acid — noun An organic unsaturated fatty acid derived from natural castor oil (ricinoleic acid). It has fungicidal properties and is used in the treatment of skin disorders. Syn: 10 undecenoic acid …   Wiktionary

  • undecylenic acid — /un des euh len ik, un /, Chem. a light colored liquid with a fruity odor, C11H21O2, soluble in alcohol and ether: used in perfumes, flavors, plastics, and medicine. [1905 10; undec(a) eleven (as in UNDECAGON) + YL + ENE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Undecylenic — Un*dec y*len ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid {C11H20O2}, homologous with acrylic acid, and obtained as a white crystalline substance by the distillation of castor oil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carboxylic acid — Chem. any organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups. [1900 05; CARBOXYL + IC] * * * Any organic compound with the general chemical formula ―COOH in which a carbon (C) atom is bonded to an oxygen (O) atom by a double bond to make a… …   Universalium

  • undecenoic acid — SYN: undecylenic acid. * * * un·dec·e·no·ic acid .ən .des ə .nō ik n any of several isomeric straight chain unsaturated acids C11H20O2 (as undecylenic acid) * * * an antifungal agent, applied to the skin in the form of powder, ointment, lotion,… …   Medical dictionary

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