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myristic acid

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

Definition of myristic acid

  1. :  a crystalline fatty acid C14H28O2 occurring especially in the form of glycerides in most fats



Origin of myristic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Myristica, genus of trees


First Known Use: 1841


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myristic acid

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

Medical Definition of myristic acid

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




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