Se*bac"ic (?), a. [L. sebum tallow: cf. F. s'ebacique.] Chem.

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.

 

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