Palmic
Palmic Pal"mic, a. [Cf. F. palmique.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor-oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}) and other species of the family {Euphorbiaceae}; -- formerly used to designate an acid now called {ricinoleic} acid (d-12-hydroxyoleic acid, {C18H34O3}). [Obsoles.] [1913 Webster]

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  • palmic — Ricinoleic Ric in*o le*ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a fatty acid analogous to oleic acid, obtained from castor oil as an oily substance, {C18H34O3} with a harsh taste. Formerly written {ricinolic} and formerly referred to as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palmic — Beating; throbbing; relating to a palmus …   Medical dictionary

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  • palmic acid — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C18H34O3 — Palmic Pal mic, a. [Cf. F. palmique.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}) and other species of the family {Euphorbiaceae}; formerly used to designate an acid now called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palma Christi — Palmic Pal mic, a. [Cf. F. palmique.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}) and other species of the family {Euphorbiaceae}; formerly used to designate an acid now called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ricinoleic — Palmic Pal mic, a. [Cf. F. palmique.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}) and other species of the family {Euphorbiaceae}; formerly used to designate an acid now called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricinus communis — Palmic Pal mic, a. [Cf. F. palmique.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}) and other species of the family {Euphorbiaceae}; formerly used to designate an acid now called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C18H34O3 — Ricinoleic Ric in*o le*ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a fatty acid analogous to oleic acid, obtained from castor oil as an oily substance, {C18H34O3} with a harsh taste. Formerly written {ricinolic} and formerly referred to as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C18H34O3 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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