margaric acid

margaric acid

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, fatty acid, C 1 7 H 3 4 O 2 , resembling stearic acid, obtained from lichens or synthetically.

Origin:
1810–20; < Greek márgar(on) pearl (probably back formation from margarī́tēs; see margarite) + -ic

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margaric acid
 
n
another name for heptadecanoic acid

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