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]


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  • delphinic — delphinic, a. (dɛlˈfɪnɪk) [f. L. delphīn us dolphin: see delphin 2.] In delphinic acid, an acid discovered by Chevreuil in dolphin oil, and afterwards in the ripe berries of the Guelder rose; it is identical with inactive valeric acid. A salt of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 3-Methylbutanoic acid — Chembox new Name = 3 Methylbutanoic acid ImageFile = Isovaleric acid structure.png ImageName = 3 Methylbutanoic acid IUPACName = 3 Methylbutanoic acid Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 503 74 2 SMILES = CC(C)CC(O)O Section2 = Chembox… …   Wikipedia

  • isovaleric acid — noun A natural fatty acid with a pungent smell, found in a wide variety of plants and essential oils, whose volatile esters are used in perfumery. Syn: 3 methylbutyric acid, delphinic acid, isopentanoic acid …   Wiktionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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