<chemistry> Pertaining to, or obtained from, the peanut, or earthnut (Arachis hypogaea).

<chemistry> Hypogaeic acid, an acid in the oil of the earthnut, in which it exists as a glyceride, and from which it is extracted as a white, crystalline substance.

Origin: Pref. Hypo- + Gr. Gai^a, gh^, earth.

(01 Mar 1998)