Palma Christi
ricinoleic acid ic`in*o"le*ic ac"id, n. (Chem.) An organic acid ({C18H34O3}) obtained from the castor-oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}) and other species of the family {Euphorbiaceae}; chemicaly it is d-12-hydroxyoleic acid ({CH3(CH2)5.CH(OH).CH2.CH=CH.(CH2)7COOH}). Formerly called {palmic acid}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • palma-christi — n. m. inv. (Haïti) Ricin (Ricinus communis) utilisé comme plante ornementale. ⇒PALMA CHRISTI, subst. masc. BOT., vx. Ricin. Les sauvages de l Amérique (...) se peignent de roucou broyé avec l huile de palma christi (BERN. DE ST P., Harm. nat.,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Palma Christi — Pal ma Chris ti [L., palm of Christ.] (Bot.) A plant ({Ricinus communis}) with ornamental peltate and palmately cleft foliage, growing as a woody perennial in the tropics, and cultivated as an herbaceous annual in temperate regions; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palma Christi — Palma Christi, 1) die Wurzel von Gymnadenia conopsea u. G. odoratissima; 2) in alten Schriften der Ricinusbaum …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Palma Christi — Palma Christi, s. Ricinus und Gymnadenia …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Palma Christi — Palma Christi, s. Gymnadenia …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Palma Christi — Palma Christi, s. Ricinus …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • PALMA Christi — vide supra Kiki …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • palma christi — Palma Christi, C est une herbe ainsi nommée, Croton, Ricinus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • palma-christi — (pal ma kri sti) s. m. Un des noms vulgaires du ricin commun (euphorbiacées). L huile de ricin est appelée huile de palma christi. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Huile de kerua, ou palma christi, PARÉ XXV, 24. •   Le palma christi tient rang honorable …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Palma Christi — Castor oil Cas tor oil (k[a^]s t[ e]r oil ). A mild cathartic oil, expressed or extracted from the seeds of the {Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}. When fresh the oil is inodorous and insipid. [1913 Webster] {Castor oil plant}. Same as {Palma …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palma Christi — paprastasis ricinmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos aliejinis, dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Ricinus communis), kilęs iš Afrikos. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai), gaunami… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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