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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the oxidation of convolvulin (obtained from jalap, the tubers of Ipomœa purga), and identical in most of its properties with sebacic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or derived from plants of the genus Ipomœa.


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