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)

Related Sources

  • Hypernym for "dodecanoic acid"
113 votes

How would you define dodecanoic acid?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!