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myristic acid

Pronunciation: mi-ris'tik as'id

Definition: A saturated fatty acid (CH3(CH2)12 COOH) present as an acylglycerol in milk, vegetable fats, cod liver oil, and waxes.

Synonym(s): tetradecanoic acid

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