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Pronunciation: ste'a-ril

Definition: The coenzyme A thioester of stearic acid; precursor to oleic acid and, in the brain, the C22 and C24 fatty acids present in sphingomyelins; in the brain, use of stearyl-CoA increases during myelination.

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