Pelargonic-acid meaning

pĕlär-gŏnĭk, -gōnĭk
A colorless or yellow oil, C9 H18 O2 , used in the manufacture of lacquers, plastics, and pharmaceuticals.
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A monobasic fatty acid, C8H17COOH, obtained from the leaves of a pelargonium or by oxidation of oleic acid: used in lacquers, pharmaceuticals, etc.
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(chemistry) An aliphatic carboxylic acid, CH3(CH2)7COOH, nonanoic acid, used in the manufacture of plastics, pharmaceuticals etc.
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Origin of pelargonic-acid

  • pelargon(ium) –ic

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

  • from pelargonium + -ic

    From Wiktionary