Lau"ric (?), a.
Pertaining to, or derived from, the European bay or laurel (Laurus nobilis).
Lauric acid Chem., a white, crystalline substance, C12H24O2, resembling palmitic acid, and obtained from the fruit of the bay tree, and other sources.
<-- CH3(CH2)10COOH = dodecanoic acid, laurostearic acid, dodecoic acid.
Obtained from various vegetable sources. Sodium salt used as a detergent. -->
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