Meaning of abietic acid

ab'i•et'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (ab'ē-et'ik, ab"-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble acid, CHO, obtained from the resin of a species of pine: used chiefly in driers, varnishes, and soaps. Also called
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