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- adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, the European bay or laurel (Laurus nobilis)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, the European bay or laurel (Laurus nobilis).
- adj. pertaining to or combined with lauric acid, the 12-carbon member of the fatty acid series; combined with the acyl group of lauric acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a colorless compound, C11H23COOH, homologous with acetic acid. It is found, in combination with glycerol, in bayberries, the fruit of Laurus nobilis, in Pichurim beans, in croton-oil, in spermaceti, and in cocoanut-oil. It crystallizes in tufts of silky needles, melts at 43.6° C., and boils at 225° C. under 100 millimeters pressure. Also called dodecatoic acid.
Nearly 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is of a type rarely found in nature called lauric acid, a "miracle" compound because of its unique health promoting properties.
They are known as lauric oils because they contain lauric acid as the major fatty acid.
The saturated fat in dairy products (called lauric acid) elevates LDL blood cholesterol, whereas that in meat and chocolate (called stearic acid) does not.
American scientists found that a component of mother's milk, called lauric acid, which also is found in coconut oil, had acne-fighting qualities.
Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties.
Miss Pornpattananangkul also developed a sophisticated “smart delivery system” for the lauric acid to be effective.
Dissaya Pornpattananangkul, a bioengineering postgraduate student from the University of California made the discovery that lauric acid could save face for millions of teenagers around the world.
“The new smart delivery system includes gold nanoparticles attached to surfaces of lauric-acid-filled nano-bombs,” she said.
She was able to bind the acid with “gold nanoparticles” which stops the lauric acid from joining together while in cream form and then allows it to separate quickly when applied to the skin.
Coconuts are also high in lauric acid, a fatty acid that tends to kill pathogens.