licanic acid

noun li·can·ic acid \lə̇ˈ|kanik-, (ˈ)lī¦|\

Definition of licanic acid

  1. :  a crystalline unsaturated keto acid C4H9(CH=CH)3(CH2)4COCH2CH2COOH that in the form of the glyceride is the chief component of oiticica oil and that may be hydrogenated to stearic acid

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Origin and Etymology of licanic acid

New Latin Licania + English -ic


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