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Medical Term:

fatty acid

Pronunciation: fat'e as'id

Definition: Any acid derived from fats by hydrolysis (oleic, palmitic, or stearic acids); any long-chain monobasic organic acid; they accumulate in disorders associated with the peroxisomes.

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