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.
© Webster 1913.