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Meaning of palmitic acid

palmit'ic ac'id

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CHO, obtained by hydrolysis from palm oil and natural fats, in which it occurs as the glyceride, and from spermaceti: used in the manufacture of soap. Also called
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