- pearly; resembling a pearl.
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Examples from the Web for margaric
It forms pearly scales, and melts at 140 Fahr., like margaric acid, which it closely resembles.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The unsaponified fat of the coccus insect, as well as oleic and margaric acids.
The stearine, of which factitious wax candles are made, consists of the stearic and margaric acids combined.
The margaric and oleic acids seem to have the same neutralizing power, and the same atomic weight.
Here a large portion of the oleic acid is expelled, carrying with it a little of the margaric.
- of or resembling pearl
C19: from Greek margaron pearl
Word Origin and History for margaric
1819, from French margarique (Chevreul), from Greek margaron "pearl" + -ic. Obsolete in science.
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