punicic acid

noun pu·nic·ic acid \pyüˈnisik-\

Definition of punicic acid

  1. :  a crystalline unsaturated fatty acid C4H9(CH=CH)3(CH2)7COOH that is a geometrical isomer of eleostearic acid and is obtained from oil of pomegranate

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Origin and Etymology of punicic acid

Latin punicum pomegranate + English -ic


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