Abietic-acid Definition

ăbē-ĕtĭk
noun
A yellowish resinous powder, C20 H30 O2 , isolated from rosin and used in lacquers, varnishes, and soaps.
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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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