Definition of Myristic

1. a. Pertaining to, or derived from, the nutmeg (Myristica). Specifically, designating an acid found in nutmeg oil and otoba fat, and extracted as a white crystalline waxy substance.



Definition of Myristic

1. Adjective. (rare) Pertaining to nutmeg. ¹

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Definition of Myristic

1. of nutmeg [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myristic

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myringotomies
myringotomy
myriologist
myriologists
myriologue
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myriopod
myriopods
myriorama
myrioramas
myrioscope
myrioscopes
myristate
myristates
myristic (current term)
myristic acid
myristicin
myristin
myristoleic
myristoleic acid
myristone
myristoyl
myristoylated
myristoylation
myristoylations
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myristyl
myristylate
myristylated

Literary usage of Myristic

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"The quantity of myristic acid obtained from spermaceti is but small. ... Sometimes, especially in the preparation of myristic acid, it is necessary to ..."

2. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"(d) Determination of myristic Acid It has been shown above that on treating the lithium salts of the mixed fatty acids with 50 per cent alcohol, ..."

3. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"I'ure myristic acid is most easily obtained by saponification of ... It is a fatty substance, having a somewhat lower melting point than myristic acid. ..."

4. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1864)
"Conjugated Compounds oj myristic Acid. Myristate of Ethyl. ... myristic Ether. — Dry hydrochloric acid gas is passed into a hot solution of myristic acid in ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1862)
"... myristic, AND PALMITIC ACIDS. 337 the oxidation of oil of rue by nitric acid, ... myristic acid ..."

6. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1900)
"Rarely used in medicine. In 2 or 3-drop doses it may be used for the same purposes as nutmeg. OLEUM myristic-ffi EXPRESSUM.—EXPRESSED OIL OF NUTMEG. ..."

7. Plant Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative by Georg Dragendorff, Henry George Greenish (1884)
"... with the vapour of water, which is not the case with myristic and oleic acid (§ 15). (myristic and other fat-acids may however be distilled in vacua. ..."

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