myristic acid


my·ris·tic acid

noun \mə-ˈris-tik-, mī-\

Definition of MYRISTIC ACID

:  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

my·ris·tic acid

noun \mi-ˌris-tik-, mī-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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