from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A saturated fatty acid, C16H32O2, found in many natural oils and fats and used in making soap.
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- noun organic chemistry One of the most common
saturated fatty acids; it is found in all animaland most vegetable oilsand fats; it is used in the manufactureof soapetc.
- noun organic chemistry
hexadecanoic acid, CH3(CH2)14COOH
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- noun a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French palmitique, from palmite, pith of the palm tree; see palmitin.]
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From French palmite ("pith of the palm tree") + -ic.
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