parinaric acid

noun par·i·nar·ic acid \¦parə¦narik\

Definition of parinaric acid

  1. :  a crystalline highly unsaturated fatty acid CH3CH2(CH=CH)4(CH2)7COOH obtained especially from seed fats of trees of the genus Parinarium

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Origin and Etymology of parinaric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary parinar- (from New Latin Parinarium) + -ic


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