from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An odorous compound produced during the fermentation of bruised vegetables or of their extracted juice.


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  • Hoyer, who has made a large number of experiments in the attempt to isolate the lipolytic substance from castor seeds, has obtained a product of great activity, which he terms "ferment-oil," by extracting the crushed seeds with a solvent for oils.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture H. A. Appleton


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