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arachidic acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 20 H 40 O 2 , obtained from peanut oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of lubricants, plastics, and waxes.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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