margaric acid

noun
mar·​gar·​ic acid | \ mär-ˌgar-ik- How to pronounce margaric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of margaric acid

1 : a crystalline synthetic fatty acid C17H34O2 intermediate between palmitic acid and stearic acid
2 : a mixture of palmitic acid and stearic acid obtained from various natural fats, oils, and waxes

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“Margaric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/margaric%20acid. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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