stearolic acid

stea·​rolic acid | \ ¦stēə¦rōlik-, -räl-, (ˈ)sti¦r- \

Definition of stearolic acid

: a crystalline acid CH3(CH2)7C≡C(CH2)7COOH of the acetylene series that is isologous with stearic acid and is obtained indirectly from oleic acid

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History and Etymology for stearolic acid

stear- + -olic

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“Stearolic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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