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Medical Term:

lauric acid

Pronunciation: law'rik as'id

Definition: A fatty acid occurring in spermaceti, in milk, and in laurel, coconut, and palm oils as well as waxes and marine fats.

Synonym(s): N-dodecanoic acid

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