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- n. An endogenous amide of oleic acid that induces sleep in animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The amide of oleic acid, C17H33-CONH2: made by allowing alcoholic ammonia to act on almond or hazelnut oil. It is crystalline and melts at 75° C.
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