Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An acid of the acetylene series, isologous with stearic acid and obtained from oleic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the acetylene series, isologous with stearic acid, and obtained, as a white crystalline substance, from oleïc acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound of the acetylene series, , prepared by the action of alcoholic potassium hydroxid on bromoleic acid. It crystallizes in long prisms and melts at 48° C.

Etymologies

From stearic and oleic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.