Valeric
Valeric Va*ler"ic, a. (Chem.) Valerianic; specifically, designating any one of three metameric acids, of which the typical one (called also {inactive valeric acid}), {C4H9CO2H}, is obtained from valerian root and other sources, as a corrosive, mobile, oily liquid, having a strong acid taste, and an odor of old cheese. [1913 Webster]

{Active valeric acid}, a metameric variety which turns the plane of polarization to the right, although formed by the oxidation of a levorotatory amyl alcohol. [1913 Webster]


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  • valeric — adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from valeric acid Syn: pentanoic …   Wiktionary

  • valeric — adj. pertaining to the plant valerian; pertaining to valeric acid, of a sedative extracted from the valerian plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • valeric — /veuh ler ik, lear /, adj. pertaining to or derived from valerian. Also, valerianic /veuh lear ee an ik/. [1850 55; VALER(IAN) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • valeric — va·leric …   English syllables

  • valeric — /vəˈlɛərɪk/ (say vuh lairrik), / ˈlɪərɪk/ (say learrik) adjective relating to or derived from valerian. Also, valerianic /vəlɛəriˈænɪk/ (say vuhlairree anik), / lɪəriˈænɪk/ (say learree anik). {valer(ian) + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • valeric — /veuh ler ik, lear /, adj. pertaining to or derived from valerian. Also, valerianic /veuh lear ee an ik/. [1850 55; VALER(IAN) + IC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • valeric acid — [və ler′ik, vəlir′ik] n. any of four isomeric fatty acids, C4H9COOH, some originally found in valerian root, but all now made synthetically: used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, flavors, perfumes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Valeric acid — Chembox new Reference= [ Merck Index , 12th Edition, 10042.] Name = Valeric acid ImageFile = Valeric acid.png ImageSize = 150px ImageName = Valeric acid IUPACName = Pentanoic acid OtherNames = Valeric acid Butane 1 carboxylic acid Section1 =… …   Wikipedia

  • valeric acid — [və lɛrɪk, lɪərɪk] noun Chemistry a liquid fatty acid present in various plant oils, used in perfumery. Origin C19: valeric from valerian + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • valeric acid — valerijonų rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₄COOH atitikmenys: angl. valeric acid rus. валериановая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – pentano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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