Phocenic
Phocenic Pho*cen"ic, a. [Gr. ? a porpoise.] (Chem.) Of or pertaining to dolphin oil or porpoise oil; -- said of an acid (called also delphinic acid) subsequently found to be identical with valeric acid. --Watts. [1913 Webster]

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  • Delphinic — Del*phin ic, a. [See {Delphin}, n.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the dolphin; phocenic. [1913 Webster] {Delphinic acid}. (Chem.) See {Valeric acid}, under {Valeric}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delphinic acid — Delphinic Del*phin ic, a. [See {Delphin}, n.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the dolphin; phocenic. [1913 Webster] {Delphinic acid}. (Chem.) See {Valeric acid}, under {Valeric}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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