lignoceric acid

noun
lig·​no·​cer·​ic acid | \ ˌlig-nō-ˌser-ik- How to pronounce lignoceric acid (audio) , -ˌsir- How to pronounce lignoceric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of lignoceric acid

: a crystalline fatty acid C24H48O2 that is found especially in wood tar (as from beechwood) and in the form of esters in many fats, fatty oils, and waxes and is derived from kerasin

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“Lignoceric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lignoceric%20acid. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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