(Science: chemistry) 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.
Origin: L. Sebum tallow: cf. F. Sebacique.
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... cancer, glioblastoma multiforme. In this case, dime-sized wafers of a biodegradable polyanhydride copolymer—poly[bis(p-carboxyphenoxy) propane:sebacic acid] in a 20:80 molar ratio—are implanted directly into the brain to deliver a powerful chemotherapeutic agent (BCNU) that has deleterious ...
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