palmitic acid

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Skeletal formula for palmitic acid,  .

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From being an acid discovered in saponified palm oils. From French palmite (pith of the palm tree) + -ic. From Latin palma (palm tree).

NounEdit

palmitic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) One of the most common saturated fatty acids; it is found in all animal and most vegetable oils and fats; it is used in the manufacture of soap etc.

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