• Definition for "dodecanoic acid"
    • Any of a number of isomeric aliphatic carboxylic…
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dodecanoic acid definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a number of isomeric aliphatic carboxylic acids having twelve carbon atoms; but specially n-dodecanoic acid (lauric acid)
    • a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in normal fats and oils (especially coconut oil and palm-kernel oil)
    • Any of several isomeric aliphatic carboxylic acids having twelve carbon atoms; but specially n-dodecanoic acid (lauric acid)
    • a crystalline fatty acid happening as glycerides in natural fats and natural oils (especially coconut oil and palm-kernel oil)
    • some of several isomeric aliphatic carboxylic acids having twelve carbon atoms; but specially n-dodecanoic acid (lauric acid)
    • a crystalline fatty acid happening as glycerides in normal fats and essential oils (especially coconut oil and palm-kernel oil)
    • some of several isomeric aliphatic carboxylic acids having twelve carbon atoms; but specifically n-dodecanoic acid (lauric acid)
    • a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in natural fats and natural oils (especially coconut oil and palm-kernel oil)
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