Lauric acid

dodecanoic acid, fatty crystalline acid that is mostly found in coconut and laurel oil (used to make soaps, cosmetic products, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lauric acid — IUPA …   Wikipedia

  • Lauric acid — (Chem.), a white, crystalline substance, {CH3.(CH2)10.COOH}, resembling palmitic acid, and obtained from the fruit of the bay tree, and various other vegetable sources. The sodium salt ({sodium lauryl sulfate}) is used as a detergent. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lauric acid — [lôr′ik] n. [< ModL Laurus < L laurus, LAUREL + IC] a fatty acid, CH3 (CH2) 10COOH, occurring in many vegetable fats, used in detergents, soaps, wetting agents, etc …   English World dictionary

  • lauric acid — noun a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in natural fats and oils (especially coconut oil and palm kernel oil) • Syn: ↑dodecanoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑saturated fatty acid * * * ˈlȯ]rik , ˈlä] noun Etymology: lauric International… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lauric acid — lauro rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₁₁COOH atitikmenys: angl. lauric acid rus. лауриновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – dodekano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lauric acid — A fatty acid occurring in spermaceti, in milk, and in laurel, coconut, and palm oils as well as waxes and marine fats. SYN: n dodecanoic acid. * * * lau·ric acid .lȯr ik , .lär n a crystalline fatty acid C12H24O2 found esp. in coconut oil and… …   Medical dictionary

  • lauric acid — Chem. a white, crystalline, water insoluble powder, C12H24O2, a fatty acid occurring as the glyceride in many vegetable fats, esp. coconut oil and laurel oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of soaps, detergents, cosmetics, and lauryl alcohol.… …   Universalium

  • lauric acid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin laurus Date: 1865 a crystalline fatty acid C12H24O2 found especially in coconut oil and used chiefly in making soaps and esters …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lauric acid — noun a fatty acid, CH(CH)COOH, occurring in coconut, palm and laurel oil; mostly used in making cosmetics and soaps …   Wiktionary

  • lauric acid — lau′ric ac′id [[t]ˈlɔr ɪk, ˈlɒr [/t]] n. chem. a white, crystalline, fatty acid, C12H24O2, occurring in many vegetable fats, esp. coconut oil • Etymology: 1870–75; < L laur(us) laurel + ic …   From formal English to slang

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