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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A synthetic crystalline fatty acid, C17H34O2.

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  • n. A saturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)15COOH, that occurs only in very small amounts in natural oils and fats

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A white, crystalline substance, C17H34O2 of the fatty acid series, intermediate between palmitic and stearic acids, and obtained from the wax of certain lichens, from cetyl cyanide, and other sources. Called also heptadecanoic acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a colorless crystalline synthetic fatty acid

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