from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, œnanthyl; specifically, designating an acid formerly supposed to be identical with the acid in œnanthic ether, but now known to be identical with heptanoic acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An epithet used only in the following phrase.
- Same as œnanthylic.
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The herb is strongly stimulating and anti-spasmodic; its most important constituent being the volatile oil, which contains caprinic, pelargonic, caprylic, and oenanthylic acids.