palmitic acid

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

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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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