licanic acid


li·​can·​ic acid
: 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

Word History


New Latin Licania + English -ic

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“Licanic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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