Definition of Fixed oil
1. Noun. Nonvolatile animal or plant oil.
Medical Definition of Fixed oil
1. An oil derived from both animals and plants; chemically, a glyceride of a fatty acid which, by substitution of the glycerine by an alkaline base, is converted into a soap; a fatty oil, in contrast to a volatile oil, is permanent, leaving a stain on an absorbent surface, and thus is not capable of distillation; it is obtained by expression or extraction; the consistency varies with the temperature, some being liquid (o.'s proper), others semisolid (fats), and others solid (tallows) at ordinary temperatures; both liquid and semisolid oil's are congealed by cold and the solids are liquified by heat. Synonym: fixed oil. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Fixed oil
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1. A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and by John Ramsey McCulloch, Vethake, Henry (1852)
"fixed oil« are distinguished by the following characters :—I. Liquid, ... -923 to -947 C»cw fixed oil, when in the state of vapour, takes fire on the ..."
2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"A fixed oil obtained from the seeds of Bassia latifolia, resembling Ilpa Oil, and adapted for the ... A solid fixed oil obtained from tho seeds of Vernonia- ..."
3. A Manual of Chemistry, on the Basis of Professor Brande's: Containing the by John White Webster, William Thomas Brande (1826)
"fixed oil is generally obtained by pressure from certain seeds, such as the almond, linseed, and many others and from the olive. The specific gravity of the ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1879)
"What advantage, if any, would result from the removal of fixed oil from colchicum ... WITH the view of determining upon a suitable solvent for the fixed oil ..."
5. Conversations on Chemistry: In which the Elements of that Science are by Marcet (Jane Haldimand), Humphry Davy (1809)
"... is composed of these three substances. Emily. Pray of what nature is the linseed oil which, is used in painting ? Mrt. B. It is a fixed oil ..."