phytanic acid

noun
phy·​tan·​ic acid | \ fī-ˌtan-ik- How to pronounce phytanic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytanic acid

: a fatty acid derived from phytol that accumulates in the blood and tissues of patients affected with Refsum's disease

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“Phytanic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phytanic%20acid. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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