Hyp`o*gae"ic (?), a. [Pref. hypo- + Gr. gai^a, gh^, earth.] Chem.

Pertaining to, or obtained from, the peanut, or earthnut (Arachis hypogaea).

Hypogaeic acid Chem., an acid in the oil of the earthnut, in which it exists as a glyceride, and from which it is extracted as a white, crystalline substance.


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