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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless crystalline dibasic acid, HOOC(CH2)6COOH, used in the manufacture of plastics.

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  • n. an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, (CH2)6(COOH)2, obtained from cork; used in the manufacture of plastics

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dicarboxylic acid found in cork

Etymologies

French subérique, from Latin sūber, cork.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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