abietic etymology

English word abietic comes from English -ic, Latin abies

Detailed word origin of abietic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
abies Latin (lat) (poetic) anything made of deal (fir wood). Silver fir (Abies alba).
abietic English (eng) (organic chemistry) Of or pertaining to abietic acid or its derivatives.. Of, pertaining to, or derived from fir trees.

Words with the same origin as abietic

Descendants of -ic
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