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lauric acid

noun lau·ric acid \ˈlr-ik-, ˈlär-\

Definition of LAURIC ACID

:  a crystalline fatty acid C12H24O2 found especially in coconut oil and used chiefly in making soaps and esters
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Origin of LAURIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin laurus
First Known Use: 1865
Medical Dictionary

lauric acid

noun lau·ric acid \ˌlr-ik-, ˌlär-\

Medical Definition of LAURIC ACID

:  a crystalline fatty acid C12H24O2 found especially in coconut oil and used in making soaps, esters, and lauryl alcohol—called also dodecanoic acid

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