lauric acid


lau·ric acid

noun \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

Origin of LAURIC ACID

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

lau·ric acid

noun \ˌlr-ik-, ˌlär-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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