from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to lignoceric acid or its derivatives
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the formic acid series, found in the tar, wax, or paraffine obtained by distilling certain kinds of wood, as the beech.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a colorless compound, C24H48O2, contained in beech-wood tar and in the saponification-products of earthnut-oil. It crystallizes in needles and melts at 80.5° C.
From lign-, wood + ceric, waxy (Wiktionary)