lauric definition

  • adjective:
    • regarding, or produced from, the European bay or laurel (Laurus nobilis)
    • regarding, or produced from, the European bay or laurel (Laurus nobilis).
    • regarding or coupled with lauric acid, the 12-carbon person in the fatty acid series; with the acyl band of lauric acid.
  • others:
    • 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.

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