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Meaning of margaric acid

mar•gar'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (mär-gar'ik, -gär'-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, fatty acid, CHO, resembling stearic acid, obtained from lichens or synthetically.
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