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a salt or ester of adipic acid. an alkyd resin derived from adipic acid.
- Adipic acid
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C 6 H 10 O 4 , used chiefly in the synthesis of nylon. Historical Examples I said, “Well, adipic acid is a known polyester ingredient.” The Professional Approach Charles Leonard Harness noun a colourless crystalline solid used in the preparation of nylon. Formula: HOOC(CH2)4COOH
a combining form with the meaning “fat, fatty tissue,” used in the formation of compound words: adipocere. adipo- or adip- pref. Fat: adipocyte.
adipocele adipocele ad·i·po·cele (ād’ə-pō-sēl’) n. See lipocele.