hexadecanoic acid

[ hek-suh-dek-uh-noh-ik, hek-suh- ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌdɛk əˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌhɛk sə- /

noun

Origin of hexadecanoic acid

First recorded in 1900–05; hexa- + dec(a)- + -ane + -o- + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for hexadecanoic acid

hexadecanoic acid
/ (ˈhɛksəˌdɛkənəʊɪk) /

noun

the systematic name for palmitic acid
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Medical definitions for hexadecanoic acid

hexadecanoic acid
[ hĕk′sə-dĕk′ə-nōĭk ]

n.

palmitic acid
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