from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A colorless, odorless, waxlike, saturated fatty acid, C18H36O2, occurring in natural animal and vegetable fats and used in making soaps, candles, lubricants, and other products.
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- noun organic chemistry The most common
saturated fatty acid; it is found in all animaland most vegetable oilsand fats; it is used in the manufactureof soapetc.
- noun organic chemistry
octadecanoic acid, CH3(CH2)16COOH.
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- noun a waxy saturated fatty acid; occurs widely as a glyceride in animal and vegetable fats
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