[pal-mit-ik, pahl-, pah-mit-]
Origin of palmitic
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They all consist of acids (stearic, palmitic, &c.) united with glycerine.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
The first on examination proved to be a mixture of palmitic and stearic acids existing uncombined in the wool oil.
The oleic acid, being liquid at ordinary temperature, together with some stearic and palmitic acid, is thus pressed out.
Likewise the melting point of stearic acid is lowered by the addition of a small amount of palmitic acid.
It is a combination of palmitic acid and a peculiar hydrocarbon, called (after the whale) "cetyl," and easily forms pure crystals.More Science From an Easy Chair
Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester