eleostearic acid

noun

el·​eo·​stearic acid
variants or elaeostearic acid
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: 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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary elaio- + stearic

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“Eleostearic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eleostearic%20acid. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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