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Medical Term:

arachidic acid

Pronunciation: a-ră-kid′ik as′id

Definition: A saturated fatty acid in peanut oil, butter, and other fats.

Synonym(s): arachic acid, N-eicosanoic acid, N-icosanoic acid

[Arachis, fr. G. arakis, leguminous weed]

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