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pel'argon'ic ac'id



Chem.
a colorless, oily, water-immiscible liquid, C9H18O2, occurring as an ester in a volatile oil in species of pelargonium: used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of lacquers and plastics. Also called nonanoic acid.

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