myristic acid

noun
my·​ris·​tic acid | \ mə-ˈri-stik- How to pronounce myristic acid (audio) , mī- \

Definition of myristic acid

: a crystalline fatty acid C14H28O2 occurring especially in the form of glycerides in most fats

First Known Use of myristic acid

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myristic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Myristica, genus of trees

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“Myristic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myristic%20acid. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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myristic acid

noun
my·​ris·​tic acid | \ mi-ˌris-tik- How to pronounce myristic acid (audio) , mī- How to pronounce myristic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of myristic acid

: a crystalline fatty acid C14H28O2 occurring especially in the form of glycerides in most fats

called also tetradecanoic acid

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about myristic acid

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