melissic acid

noun

me·​lis·​sic acid mə-ˌlis-ik- How to pronounce melissic acid (audio)
: a crystalline fatty acid C30H60O2 found free or in the form of its ester with myricyl alcohol in beeswax and other waxes and also obtained by oxidation of myricyl alcohol

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“Melissic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/melissic%20acid. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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