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dodecanoic acid

[doh-dek-uh-noh-ik, doh-dek-, doh-dek-, doh-dek-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. lauric acid.

Origin of dodecanoic acid

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British Dictionary definitions for dodecanoic acid

dodecanoic acid

noun
  1. a crystalline fatty acid found as glycerides in many vegetable oils: used in making soaps, insecticides, and synthetic resins. Formula: CH 3 (CH 2) 10 COOHAlso called: lauric acid

Word Origin

C20: from dodecane (see dodeca-, -ane)
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