from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ester or a salt of oleic acid.
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- n. any salt or ester of oleic acid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A salt of oleic acid. Some oleates, as the oleate of mercury, are used in medicine by way of inunction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salt of oleic acid.
- n. In medicine, a salve prepared by triturating a metal oxid or an alkaloid with oleic acid, which is generally used in excess. It is a solution of the salt in the excess of acid.
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