from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to trees of the genus Abies; derived from the fir.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to the fir tree or its products.
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- adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from
- adjective organic chemistry Of or pertaining to
abietic acidor its derivatives.
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Rosin contains abietic acid, which is a respiratory irritant, carcinogen, neurotoxin, and is known for its reproductive and developmental toxicity.
It is also stated to contain abietic anhydride C44 H62 O4, but it is difficult to understand how a compound containing C44 can be produced from C10 H16.