Definition of Sebacic

1. a. Of or pertaining to fat; derived from, or resembling, fat; specifically, designating an acid (formerly called also sebic, and pyroleic, acid), obtained by the distillation or saponification of certain oils (as castor oil) as a white crystalline substance.



Definition of Sebacic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to sebacic acid or its derivatives ¹

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Definition of Sebacic

1. derived from a certain acid [adj]

Medical Definition of Sebacic

1. Of or pertaining to fat; derived from, or resembling, fat; specifically, designating an acid (formerly called also sebic, and pyroleic, acid), obtained by the distillation or saponification of certain oils (as castor oil) as a white crystalline substance. Origin: L. Sebum tallow: cf. F. Sebacique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sebacic

seb-
sebacate
sebacates
sebaceous
sebaceous adenoma
sebaceous epithelioma
sebaceous follicle
sebaceous follicles
sebaceous gland
sebaceous glands
sebaceous horn
sebaceous tubercle
sebaceousness
sebaceus
sebacic (current term)
sebacic acid
sebaciousness
sebacoyl
sebacoyl chloride
sebasic
sebate
sebates
sebesten
sebestens
sebiagogic
sebiferous
sebific
sebiparous
sebkha

Literary usage of Sebacic

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1. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum (1808)
"sebacic ACID. PAKT CX. PROPERTIES OF sebacic ACID. sebacic acid exists in a concrete form. It crystallizes in needles. It is void of odour, ..."

2. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum, Thomas Cooper (1814)
"sebacic ACID. PART CX. PROPERTIES OF sebacic ACID. sebacic acid exists in a concrete form. It crystallizes in needles. It is void of odour. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"This residue is decomposed by hydrochloric acid, and the sebacic acid is extracted by boiling water from the mixture of insoluble acids thereby separated ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1862)
"sebacic acid is very soluble in alcohol and in ether. By oxidation with nitric acid it yields a mixture ... sebacic acid forms both normal and acid salts. ..."

5. A Manual of elementary chemistry by George Fownes (1866)
"sebacic acid is a constant product of the destructive distillation of oleic acid, olein, and all fatty substances containing those bodies; it is extracted ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: For the Use of Colleges, Academies, and Schools by Victor Regnault (1853)
"It has been mentioned (§ 1602) that sebacic acid is constantly formed in the distillation of substances containing olein or oleic acid, and that it is ..."

7. A Handbook of Organic Chemistry: For the Use of Students by William Gregory (1856)
"sebacic Acid, Cso Hio Os, 2 HO = Cao Hu O8. This, the next known acid of the ... sebacic acid melts at 81°, and is volatilised at a higher temperature. ..."

8. Elementary Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes, Robert Bridges (1845)
"SUBERIC, SUCCINIC AND sebacic ACIDS.—Suberic acid has long been known as a product ... sebacic acid is a constant product of the destructive distillation of ..."

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