Definitions

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 animal and vegetable oils and fats; used in the manufacture of soap, cosmetics etc.

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

Etymologies

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

[Greek muristikos, fragrant, from muron, perfume.]

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From myristic.

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