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sor'bic ac'id



Pronunciation: (sôr'bik), [key] Chem.
a white, crystalline compound, C6H8O2, slightly soluble in water, soluble in many organic solvents: used as a preservative in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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