Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to fat; obtained from fat: as, sebacic acid (C10H18O4), an acid obtained from olein. It crystallizes in white, nacreous, very light needles or laminæ resembling those of benzoic acid. Also sebic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Of or pertaining to fat; derived from, or resembling, fat; specifically, designating an acid (formerly called also sebic, and pyroleic, acid), obtained by the distillation or saponification of certain oils (as castor oil) as a white crystalline substance.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to sebacic acid or its derivatives

Etymologies

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Latin sebum ("tallow")

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