Ricinoleic
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 {palmic}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • ricinoleic — adj. of ricinoleic acid; derived from ricinoleic acid (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ricinoleic — /ris euh noh lee ik, noh lee ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from ricinoleic acid. [1840 50; < L ricin(us) castor oil plant + OLEIC] * * * ricinolēˈic (or / ōˈlē ik/) adjective Relating to castor oil, as in ricinoleic acid (C18H34O3), an oily… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • ricinoleic — Ricinic Ri*cin ic, a. [L. ricinus castor oil plant.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, castor oil; formerly, designating an acid now called {ricinoleic} acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ricinoleic — /ris euh noh lee ik, noh lee ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from ricinoleic acid. [1840 50; < L ricin(us) castor oil plant + OLEIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • ricinoleic — adjective Of or pertaining to ricinoleic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • ricinoleic — ri|ci|no|leic Mot Agut Adjectiu masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • ricinoleic — ricin·oleic …   English syllables

  • 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

  • ricinoleic acid — [rī si nō lē′ik, ris΄in ō lē′ik; rī΄sinō′lē ik, ris΄inō′lē ik] n. [ RICIN + OLEIC] an unsaturated fatty acid, C18H34O3, found as an ester of glycerin in castor oil and used in soaps, textile finishing, etc …   English World dictionary

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