dodecanoic-acid

dodecanoic acid

[doh-dek-uh-noh-ik, doh-dek-, doh-dek-, doh-dek-]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
dodec- + -ane + -o- + -ic

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

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