a crystalline dibasic acid, C 8 H 1 4 O 4 , obtained especially from suberin, castor oil, and cork: used chiefly in the preparation of plastics and plasticizers.
another name for octanedioic acid
noun, Botany. 1. a waxlike, fatty substance, occurring in cork cell walls and in or between other cells, that on alkaline hydrolysis yields chiefly suberic acid. noun 1. a fatty or waxy substance that is present in the walls of cork cells, making them impermeable to water and resistant to decay suberin (s’bər-ĭn) A polyester […]
[soo-ber-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌsu bər əˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun, Botany. 1. the impregnation of cell walls with suberin, causing the formation of cork.
verb (used with object), suberized, suberizing. Botany. 1. to convert into cork tissue. verb 1. (transitive) (botany) to impregnate (cell walls) with suberin during the formation of corky tissue
adjective 1. of the nature of cork; corklike; corky. adjective 1. (botany) relating to, resembling, or consisting of cork; corky