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lauric

[lawr-ik, lor-]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or derived from lauric acid.
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Origin of lauric

1870–75; < Latin laur(us) laurel + -ic
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  • Laurin (Trilaurin) may be prepared synthetically from glycerol and lauric acid.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

    W. H. Simmons