hexadecanoic acid

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

noun


Nearby words

  1. hexachord,
  2. hexacosanoic acid,
  3. hexad,
  4. hexadactyly,
  5. hexadecane,
  6. hexadecimal,
  7. hexaemeron,
  8. hexaethyl tetraphosphate,
  9. hexafluoride,
  10. hexagon

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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Medicine definitions for hexadecanoic acid

hexadecanoic acid

[ hĕk′sə-dĕk′ə-nōĭk ]

n.

palmitic acid

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