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palmitoleic acid

noun pal·mit·ole·ic acid \ ˌpal-mət-ō-ˌlē-ik-, ˌpäm-ət- \

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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