Meaning of sorbic acid

sor'bic ac'id

Pronunciation: (sôr'bik), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline compound, CHO, slightly soluble in water, soluble in many organic solvents: used as a preservative in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food.
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