from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fatty acid, CH3(CH2)12COOH, occurring in animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavorings.
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- n. A saturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)12COOH, tetradecanoic acid, found in both animal and vegetable oils and fats; used in the manufacture of soap, cosmetics etc.
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- n. a saturated fatty acid occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats
Greek muristikos, fragrant, from muron, perfume.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From myristic. (Wiktionary)