docosanoic acid


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docosanoic acid

[¦dak·ə·sə¦nō·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)20CO2H A crystalline fatty acid, melting at 80°C, slightly soluble in water and alcohol, and found in the fats and oils of some seeds such as peanuts. Also known as behenic acid.