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- adj. Of or pertaining to azelaic acid or its derivatives
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, CO2H-(CH2)7CO2H, formed by the oxidation of castor-oil, cocoanut oil, or Chinese wax. It crystallizes in leaflets which melt at 106° C. Also called lepargylic acid and anchoic acid.
From azo + Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (elaion, "olive tree") + -ic (Wiktionary)