Definition of pimelic acid in English:

pimelic acid

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline, saturated, straight-chain fatty acid isolated from oxidized fats and used in biochemical research and in the plastic industry; heptanedioic acid, HOOC(CH₂)₅COOH.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Thomson (1810–1864), medical officer of health.