palmitoleic acid

noun
pal·​mit·​ole·​ic acid | \ ˌpal-mət-ō-ˌlē-ik-, ˌpäm-ət- How to pronounce palmitoleic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of palmitoleic acid

: a crystalline unsaturated fatty acid C16H30O2 occurring in the form of glycerides especially in marine animal oils (as of cod, seals, and whales) and yielding palmitic acid on hydrogenation

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“Palmitoleic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/palmitoleic%20acid. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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