ALL meanings of abietic acid

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  • 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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