palmitic acid definition

  • noun:
    • A fatty acid, C15H31COOH, happening in several natural oils and fats and utilized in making soaps.
    • one of the more typical saturated efas; it's present all animal and most vegetable essential oils and fats; it really is used in the manufacture of soap an such like.
    • hexadecanoic acid, CH3(CH2)14COOH
    • a saturated fatty acid this is the major fat in beef and dairy food

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