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dodecanoic acid

[doh-dek-uh-noh-ik, doh-dek-, doh-dek-, doh-dek-] /doʊˈdɛk əˈnoʊ ɪk, ˈdoʊ dɛk-, doʊˌdɛk-, ˌdoʊ dɛk-/
noun, Chemistry.
Origin of dodecanoic acid
dodec- + -ane + -o- + -ic Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dodecanoic-acid

dodecanoic acid

a crystalline fatty acid found as glycerides in many vegetable oils: used in making soaps, insecticides, and synthetic resins. Formula: CH3(CH2)10COOH Also called lauric acid
Word Origin
C20: from dodecane (see dodeca-, -ane)
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