from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fatty acid, C14H28O2, occurring in animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavorings.
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- noun organic chemistry A
saturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)12COOH, tetradecanoic acid, found in both animaland vegetable oilsand fats; used in the manufactureof soap, cosmeticsetc.
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- noun a saturated fatty acid occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Greek muristikos, fragrant, from muron, perfume.]
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