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