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of or relating to cork.


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  • Suberic-acid

    noun, Chemistry. 1. 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. suberic acid /sjuːˈbɛrɪk/ noun 1. another name for octanedioic acid

  • Suberin

    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 […]

  • Suberization

    [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.

  • Suberize

    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

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