myristic acid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From myristic.

Noun[edit]

myristic acid (plural myristic acids)

  1. (organic chemistry) A saturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)12COOH, tetradecanoic acid, found in both animal and vegetable oils and fats; used in the manufacture of soap, cosmetics etc.

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