Definitions for palmitic acidpælˈmɪt ɪk, pɑl-, pɑˈmɪt-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•mit′ic ac′idpælˈmɪt ɪk, pɑl-, pɑˈmɪt-(n.)

  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C16H32O2, used in the manufacture of soap.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of palmitic acid:

1855–60; < F palmitique. See palm2, -ite1, -ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. palmitic acid, hexadecanoic acid(noun)

    a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products

Wiktionary

  1. palmitic acid(Noun)

    One of the most common saturated fatty acids; it is found in all animal and most vegetable oils and fats; it is used in the manufacture of soap etc.

  2. palmitic acid(Noun)

    hexadecanoic acid, CH(CH)COOH

  3. Origin: From palmite + -ic.

Freebase

  1. Palmitic acid

    Palmitic acid, or hexadecanoic acid in IUPAC nomenclature, is the most common fatty acid found in animals, plants and microorganisms. Its molecular formula is CH3(CH2)14CO2H. As its name indicates, it is a major component of the oil from palm trees, but can also be found in meats, cheeses, butter, and dairy products. Palmitate is a term for the salts and esters of palmitic acid. The palmitate anion is the observed form of palmitic acid at basic pH. Aluminium salts of palmitic acid and naphthenic acid were combined during World War II to produce napalm. The word "napalm" is derived from the words naphthenic acid and palmitic acid.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Palmitic Acid

    A common saturated fatty acid found in fats and waxes including olive oil, palm oil, and body lipids.

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