abietic acid

ab·i·et·ic ac·id
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-ee-et-ik, ab-]
    • /ˈæb iˈɛt ɪk, ˌæb-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-ee-et-ik, ab-]
    • /ˈæb iˈɛt ɪk, ˌæb-/

Definitions of abietic acid words

  • noun abietic acid yellowish powder 3
  • noun abietic acid a yellowish powder occurring naturally as a constituent of rosin and used in lacquers, varnishes, and soap. Formula: C19H29COOH; melting pt: 173°C 3
  • noun abietic acid a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble acid, C 20 H 30 O 2 , obtained from the resin of a species of pine: used chiefly in driers, varnishes, and soaps. 1
  • noun abietic acid (organic chemistry) A yellowish resin acid isolated from rosin and used in varnishes and esters for plasticizers; C19H29COOH. 0

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Origin of abietic acid

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
1860-65; < Latin abiet- (stem of abiēs) fir + -ic

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abietic acid popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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