eleostearic acid

noun el·eo·stearic acid \¦elē(ˌ)ō, ə̇¦lē(ˌ)ō+ . . .\
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elaeostearic acid

\¦elē(ˌ)ō, ə̇¦lē(ˌ)ō+ . . .\

Definition of eleostearic acid

  1. :  a crystalline unsaturated fatty acid C4H9(CH:CH)3(CH2)7COOH that exists in two stereoisomeric forms, (1) the alpha acid occurring as the glycerol ester especially in tung oil and (2) the beta acid obtained from the alpha acid by irradiation; 9, 11, 13-octa-deca-trien-oic acid

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Origin and Etymology of eleostearic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary elaio- + stearic

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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