hircic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, pertaining to, or produced by, mutton suet.
    • Of, pertaining to, or based on, mutton suet; -- applied by Chevreul to an oily acid that has been obtained from mutton suet, and which he attributed the unusual taste and scent of that compound. The compound has additionally been known as hircin.
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to a goat: applied in biochemistry to a liquid fatty material that was believed because of the discoverer to-be the odorous principle of mutton-suet, and which is apparently a mixture of several homologous essential fatty acids.

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