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sorbic acid

Pronunciation: sor'bik as'id

Definition: A preservative obtained from berries of the rowan/mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia (family Rosaceae), or prepared synthetically; it inhibits growth of yeast and mold and is nearly nontoxic to humans.

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