abietic acid

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin abiet, abies (silver fir) + English ic (having the character of), + acid.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.iˈɛd.ɪk ˈæ.sɪd/

Noun[edit]

abietic acid (uncountable)

abietic acid
  1. (organic chemistry) A yellowish resin acid isolated from rosin and used in varnishes and esters for plasticizers; C20H30O2.