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behenic acid

noun Chemistry.
  1. a crystalline, saturated fatty acid, C22H44O2, obtained from plant sources, used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics, waxes, and plasticizers.
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Origin of behenic acid

First recorded in 1870–75
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