clupanodonic acid

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

Definition of clupanodonic acid

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Clupanodonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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