palmitic acid

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Etymology[edit]

From French palmite (pith of the palm tree) +‎ -ic.

Noun[edit]

palmitic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) hexadecanoic acid; 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.