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suberic acid

Pronunciation: su-ber'ik as'id

Definition: A substance used in plastics and in the cross-linking of biopolymers; found in the urine as a product of ?-oxidation of fatty acids.

Synonym(s): octandioic acid

[L. suber, cork oak, + -ic]

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