palmitoleic acid

[pal-mi-tl-ee-ik, pal-, pahl-, pahl-, pah-mi-, pah-]

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, unsaturated fatty acid, C16H30O2, occurring in oils and fats of plants and animals.

Origin of palmitoleic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

palmitoleic acid in Medicine

palmitoleic acid

[păl′mĭ-tō-lēĭk, päl′-, pä′-]


An unsaturated fatty acid that is a common constituent of the glycerides of human adipose tissue.
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