clupanodonic acid

noun

clu·​pan·​o·​don·​ic acid
(ˈ)klü¦panə¦dänik-,
¦klüpə(ˌ) nō¦-
: a highly unsaturated acid C21H33COOH obtained as a light yellow oil from fish or fish liver oils and blubber oil

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Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary clupanodon- (from New Latin Clupanodon genus name of the small Japanese fish Clupanodon melanosticta, from Latin clupea, a small fish + Greek anodōn toothless, from an- an- + odōn tooth) + -ic

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“Clupanodonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clupanodonic%20acid. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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