myristic acid

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myristic acid

[mə′ris·tik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)12COOH Oily white crystals melting at 58°C; soluble in ether and alcohol, insoluble in water; used to synthesize flavor and perfume esters, and in soaps and cosmetics.
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Fat content was determined and palmitoleic, oleic and linoleic acids were predominant fatty acids found in the fat from casein (3% fat) and serum (6% fat) while stearic, arachidic, behenic and myristic acids were present as minor acids.
Similar to the majority of members of the palm family, the Turkana doum palm nut predominates in lauric, oleic and myristic acids.
currently are the sole sources of the world's supply of plant-derived medium chain length fatty acids (MCFA), such as capric, laurie, and myristic acids.