margaric


margaric

margaric [mahr-gar-ik, -gahr-] Examples adjective

  1. pearly; resembling a pearl.

Examples from the Web for margaric Historical Examples of margaric

  • It forms pearly scales, and melts at 140 Fahr., like margaric acid, which it closely resembles.

    Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • The unsaponified fat of the coccus insect, as well as oleic and margaric acids.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • The stearine, of which factitious wax candles are made, consists of the stearic and margaric acids combined.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • The margaric and oleic acids seem to have the same neutralizing power, and the same atomic weight.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • Here a large portion of the oleic acid is expelled, carrying with it a little of the margaric.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • British Dictionary definitions for margaric margaric margaritic adjective

    1. of or resembling pearl

    Word Origin for margaric C19: from Greek margaron pearl Word Origin and History for margaric adj.

    1819, from French margarique (Chevreul), from Greek margaron “pearl” + -ic. Obsolete in science.

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