Definition of melissic acid in English:

melissic acid

noun

Chemistry
  • A straight-chain fatty acid or mixture of acids corresponding to melissyl alcohol, found in various plant and animal waxes; specifically either n-triacontanoic acid (CH₃(CH₂)₂₈COOH) or triacontane-1-carboxylic acid (CH₃(CH₂)₂₉COOH).

Origin

Mid 19th century.