• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lauric pertaining to or combined with lauric acid, the 12-carbon member of the fatty acid series; combined with the acyl group of lauric acid.
    • Lauric Pertaining to, or derived from, the European bay or laurel (Laurus nobilis).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lauric 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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