arachidonic acid


ar·a·chi·don·ic acid

noun \ˌar-ə-kə-ˈdä-nik-\

Definition of ARACHIDONIC ACID

:  a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C20H32O2 that occurs in most animal fats, is a precursor of prostaglandins, and is considered essential in animal nutrition

Origin of ARACHIDONIC ACID

New Latin Arachid-, Arachis + English -onic (as in gluconic acid)
First Known Use: 1913

ar·a·chi·don·ic acid

noun \ˌar-ə-kə-ˌdän-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ARACHIDONIC ACID

: a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C20H32O2 that occurs in most animal fats, is a precursor of prostaglandins, and is considered essential in animal nutrition

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