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Meaning of palmitoleic acid

pal'mi•to•le'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (pal'mi-tl-ē'ik, pal"-, päl'-, päl"-, pä'mi-, pä"-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, unsaturated fatty acid, CHO, occurring in oils and fats of plants and animals.
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