a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 20 H 40 O 2 , obtained from peanut oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of lubricants, plastics, and waxes.
- Arachidonic acid
an essential fatty acid, C 20 H 32 O 2 , found in the lipids of most tissues, that is a precursor in the synthesis of prostaglandins, prostacyclins, and related effectors. noun a fatty acid occurring in animal cells: the metabolic precursor of several groups of biologically active substances, including prostaglandins arachidonic acid ar·a·chi·don·ic acid […]
noun See anandamide
- Arachis oil
. Historical Examples To cheapen this, peanut oil (arachis oil) may entirely replace the olive oil, or about 20 per cent. Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen The “cold-drawn” arachis oil (pea-nut or earth-nut oil) has a pleasant flavour, resembling that of kidney beans. The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition A. W. Duncan
a Lydian woman who challenged Athena to a weaving contest and was changed into a spider for her presumption. Historical Examples The model so long sought in vain he had found in Ledscha, who in so many respects resembled Arachne. Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers Arachne, humiliated by the blow, and unable to avenge it, hanged […]