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arachidic acid

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noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C20H40O2, obtained from peanut oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of lubricants, plastics, and waxes.

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Origin of arachidic acid

First recorded in 1870–75
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