Abietic Acid Definition

A yellowish resinous powder, C20 H30 O2 , isolated from rosin and used in lacquers, varnishes, and soaps.
American Heritage

(organic chemistry) A yellowish resin acid isolated from rosin and used in varnishes and esters for plasticizers; C20H30O2.


Origin of Abietic Acid

  • From Latin abiet, abies (“silver fir") + English ic (“having the character of"), + acid.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin abiēs abiet- silver fir

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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