hexacosanoic acid

[ hek-suh-koh-suh-noh-ik, hek-suh- ]
/ ˈhɛk sə koʊ səˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌhɛk sə- /

noun


Nearby words

  1. hexachlorobenzene,
  2. hexachlorocyclohexane,
  3. hexachloroethane,
  4. hexachlorophene,
  5. hexachord,
  6. hexad,
  7. hexadactyly,
  8. hexadecane,
  9. hexadecanoic acid,
  10. hexadecimal

Origin of hexacosanoic acid

hexa- + Greek (eí)kos(i) twenty + -ane + -o- + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for hexacosanoic acid

hexacosanoic acid

/ (ˌhɛksəkəʊsəˈnəʊɪk) /

noun

a white insoluble odourless wax present in beeswax, carnauba, and Chinese wax. Formula: CH 3 (CH 2) 24 COOHAlso called: cerotic acid
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