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hexadecanoic acid

[hek-suh-dek-uh-noh-ik, hek-suh-]
noun
  1. palmitic acid.
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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

noun
  1. the systematic name for palmitic acid
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hexadecanoic acid in Medicine

hexadecanoic acid

(hĕk′sə-dĕk′ə-nōĭk)
n.
  1. palmitic acid
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