sebacic acid[sə bas′ik, -bā′sik]
a white, crystalline acid, COOH(CH)COOH, obtained by the distillation of oleic acid or castor oil: used in making plasticizers, alkyd resins, etc.
Origin of sebacic acid; from Classical Latin sebaceus (see sebaceous) + -ic
A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C10H18O4, used in the manufacture of certain synthetic resins and fibers, various plasticizers, and polymers.
Origin of sebacic acidFrom sebaceous (so called because it was originally obtained from melted suet).