myristic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Myristica, genus of trees Date: 1841 a crystalline fatty acid C14H28O2 occurring especially in the form of glycerides in most fats

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  • myristic acid — [mi ris′tik] n. a white, oily, crystalline fatty acid, CH3 (CH2) 12COOH, used in making soaps, cosmetics, and food additives …   English World dictionary

  • myristic acid — noun a saturated fatty acid occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats • Syn: ↑tetradecanoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑saturated fatty acid * * * mə̇ˈristik , (ˈ)mī|ristik noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary myristic, from New… …   Useful english dictionary

  • myristic acid — miristo rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₁₃COOH atitikmenys: angl. myristic acid rus. миристиновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – tetradekano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • myristic acid — A saturated fatty acid present as an acylglycerol in milk, vegetable fats, cod liver oil, and waxes. SYN: tetradecanoic acid. * * * my·ris·tic acid mi .ris tik , mī n a crystalline fatty acid C14H28O2 occurring esp. in the form of glycerides in… …   Medical dictionary

  • myristic acid — noun A saturated fatty acid, CH(CH)COOH, tetradecanoic acid, found in both animal and vegetable oils and fats; used in the manufacture of soap, cosmetics etc …   Wiktionary

  • myristic acid — /meuh ris tik/, Chem. an oily, white crystalline compound, C14H28O2, insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether: used in soaps, cosmetics, and in the synthesis of esters for flavors and perfumes. [1840 50; < NL Myristica the nutmeg genus… …   Universalium

  • myristic acid — my•ris′tic ac′id [[t]məˈrɪs tɪk[/t]] n. chem. an oily, white crystalline compound, C14H28O2, used in soaps, cosmetics, flavors, and perfumes • Etymology: 1840–50; < NL Myristica the nutmeg genus (the acid is a constituent of oil derived from… …   From formal English to slang

  • myristic acid — The myristoyl group is one of the less common fatty acyl residues of phospholipids in biological membranes but is found as an N terminal modification of a large number of membrane associated proteins and some cytoplasmic proteins. It is a common… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Myristic — My*ris tic (m[i^]*r[i^]s t[i^]k), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the nutmeg ({Myristica}). Specifically, designating an acid ({C14H28O2}) found in nutmeg oil and otoba fat, and extracted as a white crystalline waxy substance. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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