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an agent that inhibits growth of yeasts and molds and is used as an antimicrobial preservative.
sor·bic ac·id(sōr'bik as'id),
A preservative obtained from berries of the rowan/mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia (family Rosaceae), or prepared synthetically; it inhibits growth of yeast and mold and is nearly nontoxic to humans.
sorbic acid/sor·bic ac·id/ (sor´bik) a fungistat used as an antimicrobial inhibitor in pharmaceuticals.
A white crystalline solid, C6H8O2, first obtained from berries of the rowan and now prepared synthetically, used as a food preservative and fungicide.
a compound occurring naturally in berries of the mountain ash. Commercial sorbic acid derived from acetaldehyde is used in fungicides, food preservatives, lubricants, and plasticizers.
n a compound occurring naturally in berries of the mountain ash. Commercial sorbic acid is used in fungicides, food preservatives, lubricants, and plasticizers.
a fungistatic preservative used as a food preservative.