Lignoceric

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Lignoceric (Chem) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the formic acid series, found in the tar, wax, or paraffine obtained by distilling certain kinds of wood, as the beech.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lignoceric Noting an acid, a colorless compound, C24H48O2, contained in beech-wood tar and in the saponification-products of earthnut-oil. It crystallizes in needles and melts at 80.5° C.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lignum, wood + cera, wax