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myristic acid

noun my·ris·tic acid \mə-ˈris-tik-, mī-\

Definition of MYRISTIC ACID

:  a crystalline fatty acid C14H28O2 occurring especially in the form of glycerides in most fats
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Origin of MYRISTIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Myristica, genus of trees
First Known Use: 1841
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myristic acid

noun my·ris·tic acid \mi-ˌris-tik-, mī-\

Medical Definition of MYRISTIC ACID

:  a crystalline fatty acid C14H28O2 occurring especially in the form of glycerides in most fats—called also tetradecanoic acid

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