margaric acid

noun

mar·​gar·​ic acid mär-ˌgar-ik- How to pronounce margaric acid (audio)
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 26 Feb. 2024.

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