Hircic
Hircic Hir"cic, a. [Cf. F. hircique. See {Hircin}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mutton suet; -- applied by Chevreul to an oily acid which was obtained from mutton suet, and to which he attributed the peculiar taste and smell of that substance. The substance has also been called {hircin}. --Watts. [1913 Webster]

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  • hircic — adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mutton suet. See Also: hircin, hircine …   Wiktionary

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  • hircic acid — noun A type of oily acid made from mutton suet, having an odor similar to that of a goat, used in the early days of the production of soap, and in soup making. Syn: hircin …   Wiktionary

  • hircin — Hircic Hir cic, a. [Cf. F. hircique. See {Hircin}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mutton suet; applied by Chevreul to an oily acid which was obtained from mutton suet, and to which he attributed the peculiar taste and smell of that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hircin — Hir cin, n. [L. hircus, he goat, buck: cf. F. hircine.] (Chem.) Hircic acid. See {Hircic}. [R.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hircin — noun hircic acid …   Wiktionary

  • hircine — 1. adjective /ˈhɜːsaɪn,ˈhɝsaɪn,ˈhɝsɪn/ a) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of goats.<ref name= D.com /><ref name= AHD /><ref name= OED /><ref name= WEB /><ref name= WNet >“hircine” defined by <b>WordNet… …   Wiktionary

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