eicosanoic acid

ei·​co·​sa·​no·​ic acid | \ ¦īkəsə¦nōik-\

Definition of eicosanoic acid

: arachidic acid

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First Known Use of eicosanoic acid

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eicosanoic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary eicosane + -o- + -ic

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