A colorless or yellow oil, C9 H18 O2 , used in the manufacture of lacquers, plastics, and pharmaceuticals.
A monobasic fatty acid, C8H17COOH, obtained from the leaves of a pelargonium or by oxidation of oleic acid: used in lacquers, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Origin of pelargonic-acid
- pelargon(ium) –ic
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- from pelargonium + -ic