from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A synthetic crystalline fatty acid, C17H34O2.

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

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  • noun a colorless crystalline synthetic fatty acid


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