palmitoleic acid


pal·​mit·​ole·​ic acid ˌpal-mət-ō-ˌlē-ik-, ˌpäm-ət- How to pronounce palmitoleic acid (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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