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fatty acid

n 1  :  any of numerous saturated aliphatic acids CnH2n+1COOH (as lauric acid) containing a single carboxyl group and including many that occur naturally usu. in the form of esters in fats, waxes, and essential oils  2  :  any of the saturated or unsaturated organic acids (as palmitic acid) that have a single carboxyl group and usu. an even number of carbon atoms and that occur naturally in the form of glycerides in fats and fatty oils .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  fe·ti·cide 

 
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