melissic acid


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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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