parinaric acid

par·​i·​nar·​ic acid | \ ¦parə¦narik \

Definition of parinaric acid

: 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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History and Etymology for parinaric acid

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

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