from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C10H18O4, used in the manufacture of certain synthetic resins and fibers, various plasticizers, and polymers.
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- noun chemistry an
aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, (CH2)8(COOH)2, originally prepared from tallow; it is used in the manufactureof resins, plasticizersand polyester rubbers
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- noun a dicarboxylic acid used to make resins
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From sebaceous (so called because it was originally obtained from melted suet).]
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