margaric acid
mar·gar·ic acid mär-.gar-ik- n
1) a crystalline synthetic fatty acid C17H34O2 intermediate between palmitic acid and stearic acid
2) a mixture of palmitic acid and stearic acid obtained from various natural fats, oils, and waxes

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  • Margaric acid — Margaric Mar*gar ic, a. [Cf. F. margarique. See {Margarite}.] Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly. [1913 Webster] {Margaric acid}. (a) (Physiol. Chem.) A fatty body, crystallizing in pearly scales, and obtained by digesting saponified… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • margaric acid — [mär gar′ik, mr̈gär′ik; mär′gə rik] n. [Fr margarique < Gr margaron, a pearl (see MARGARET): from the pearly luster of its crystals] a white, crystalline fatty acid, C17H34O2, obtained from lichens or synthetically …   English World dictionary

  • margaric acid — noun a colorless crystalline synthetic fatty acid • Syn: ↑heptadecanoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑saturated fatty acid * * * mär]ˈgärik , mȧ], ]ˈgarik , ˈmär]gərik , ˈmȧ], rēk noun Etymology: margaric, from French margarique, from margar (from …   Useful english dictionary

  • margaric acid — margarino rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₁₆COOH atitikmenys: angl. margaric acid rus. маргариновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – heptadekano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • margaric acid — /mahr gar ik, gahr /, Chem. a colorless, crystalline, water insoluble, fatty acid, C17H34O2, resembling stearic acid, obtained from lichens or synthetically. [1810 20; < Gk márgar(on) pearl (prob. back formation from margarítes; see MARGARITE) +… …   Universalium

  • margaric acid — noun A saturated fatty acid, CH(CH)COOH, that occurs only in very small amounts in natural oils and fats Syn: heptadecanoic acid …   Wiktionary

  • margaric acid — /maˌgærɪk ˈæsəd/ (say mah.garik asuhd) noun a white fatty acid, CH3(CH2)15COOH, resembling stearic acid and obtained from lichens or synthetically. {Greek margaron pearl + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • margaric — margáric adj. m. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  MARGÁRIC, Ă adj. m. Acid margaric = acid obţinut din grăsimi prin tratarea acestora cu o substanţă bazică. [< fr. margarique]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 26.05.2005.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Margaric — Mar*gar ic, a. [Cf. F. margarique. See {Margarite}.] Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly. [1913 Webster] {Margaric acid}. (a) (Physiol. Chem.) A fatty body, crystallizing in pearly scales, and obtained by digesting saponified fats (soaps) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • margaric — adjective Pertaining to pearl or pearls (rare except in designation of margaric acid) …   Wiktionary

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