hexacosanoic acid

[hek-suh-koh-suh-noh-ik, hek-suh-]

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

noun
  1. 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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