clupanodonic acid

noun clu·pan·o·don·ic acid \(ˈ)klü¦panə¦dänik-, ¦klüpə(ˌ) nō¦-\

Definition of clupanodonic acid

  1. :  a highly unsaturated acid C21H33COOH obtained as a light yellow oil from fish or fish liver oils and blubber oil

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Origin and Etymology of clupanodonic acid

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 — more at tooth


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