palmitoleic acid

[ pal-mi-tl-ee-ik, pal-, pahl-, pahl-, pah-mi-, pah- ]
/ ˈpæl mɪ tlˈi ɪk, ˌpæl-, ˈpɑl-, ˌpɑl-, ˈpɑ mɪ-, ˌpɑ- /

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

Medicine definitions for palmitoleic acid

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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