Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Derived from or related to nutmeg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the nutmeg (Myristica). Specifically, designating an acid (C14H28O2) found in nutmeg oil and otoba fat, and extracted as a white crystalline waxy substance.

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  • adjective rare Pertaining to nutmeg.

Etymologies

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From Italian myristico, from Late Latin myristicus ("fragrant"); the form Myristica used by Linnaeus as a genus name for the nutmeg tree. From Byzantine Greek μυριστικός ("fragrant"), from Ancient Greek μυρίζειν ("to anoint"), from μύρον ("unguent, perfume"). Compare myronic.

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Examples

  • I would be interested to see the reference demonstrating that insulin resistance is caused by myristic acid, which is a 14-carbon saturated fat found in many other foods besides dairy fat.

    The low-carb movement needs your help | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • The fats that make up coconut oil are nearly 90% saturated 15% caprylic and capric, 45% lauric, 18% myristic, 10% palmitic, and just 8% monounsaturated oleic, which means that they raise blood cholesterol levels.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The fats that make up coconut oil are nearly 90% saturated 15% caprylic and capric, 45% lauric, 18% myristic, 10% palmitic, and just 8% monounsaturated oleic, which means that they raise blood cholesterol levels.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Such fatty acids are said to be saturated; the most common examples being lauric, myristic palmitic and stearic acids.

    Chapter 3

  • Their seeds contain about 40 percent of an oil with a fatty acid composition (lauric, 20 percent; myristic, 55 percent; palmitic, 20 percent; oleic, 5 percent), which makes an excellent soap.

    Chapter 7

  • Melting point, 35-45° C., usually 40-45° C.; free acidity, calculated as myristic acid, 50-80 per cent.; ester, calculated as combined myristic acid, 4-10 per cent.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • The greater part of the product consists of the inodorous myristic acid, the chief odour-bearing constituent being irone.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • So, they set up a precise mixture of three myristic, palmitic, and palmitoleic acids and tested that by transfusing it into a fasting python.

    Ars Technica

  • Myristic acid, a saturated fatty acid having 14 carbons, plays an important roll in G-protein function as these signaling proteins require myristic acid added to one end of the protein.

    Signs of the Times

  • Al, Ca, Mg, K or Na salts of myristic, palmitic or stearic acids

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