sebacic acid[sə bas′ik, -bā′sik]
sebacic acid definition by Webster's New World
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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: ; from Classical Latin sebaceus (see sebaceous) plush -ic
sebacic acid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A white crystalline acid, COOH(CH2)8COOH, used in the manufacture of certain synthetic resins and fibers, various plasticizers, and polyester rubbers.
Origin: From sebaceous (so called because it was originally obtained from melted suet).