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palmitoleic acid

[pal-mi-tl-ee-ik, pal-, pahl-, pahl-, pah-mi-, pah-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, unsaturated fatty acid, C16H30O2, occurring in oils and fats of plants and animals.
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palmitoleic acid in Medicine

palmitoleic acid

(păl′mĭ-tō-lēĭk, päl′-, pä′-)
  1. An unsaturated fatty acid that is a common constituent of the glycerides of human adipose tissue.
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