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pel·ar·gon·ic acid(pĕl′är-gŏn′ĭk, -gō′nĭk)
A colorless or yellow oil, C9H18O2, used in the manufacture of lacquers, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Also called nonanoic acid.
(Elements & Compounds) another name for nonanoic acid
[C19: so named because it was originally derived from pelargonium leaves]