retinyl palmitate

noun
ret·​i·​nyl palmitate | \ ˈret-ᵊn-əl- How to pronounce retinyl palmitate (audio) \

Medical Definition of retinyl palmitate

: a light yellow to red oil C36H60O2 that is a derivative of vitamin A and is about half as potent

called also retinol palmitate, vitamin A palmitate

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“Retinyl palmitate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/retinyl%20palmitate. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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