Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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

  • n. a saturated fatty acid occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats

Etymologies

Greek muristikos, fragrant, from muron, perfume.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From myristic. (Wiktionary)

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