Definition of behenic acid
: a crystalline fatty acid CH3(CH2)20COOH occurring in the form of esters especially in the fats and oils from seeds (such as ben oil, peanut oil) and in some waxes —called also docosanoic acid
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Origin and Etymology of behenic acid
International Scientific Vocabulary behen (variant of 7ben) + -ic; probably originally formed as French béhénique
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