margaric acid definition

  • noun:
    • A synthetic crystalline fatty acid, C17H34O2.
    • A saturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)15COOH, that develops only in really small amounts in natural oils and fats
    • a colorless crystalline synthetic fatty acid
  • adjective:
    • A white, crystalline material, C17H34O2 of the fatty acid show, intermediate between palmitic and stearic acids, and received from wax of certain lichens, from cetyl cyanide, alongside sources. Called also heptadecanoic acid.

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