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margaric acid

noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, fatty acid, C 1 7 H 3 4 O 2 , resembling stearic acid, obtained from lichens or synthetically.
Origin of margaric acid
1810-20; < Greek márgar(on) pearl (probably back formation from margarī́tēs; see margarite) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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margaric acid

another name for heptadecanoic acid
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