palmitic acid

palmitic acid
a) 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.

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  • palmitic acid — [pal mit′ik] n. [Fr palmitique: see PALM1 & ITE1 & IC] a colorless, crystalline fatty acid, CH3 (CH2) 14COOH, found uncombined in palm oil and as the glyceryl ester in other vegetable and animal fats and oils …   English World dictionary

  • Palmitic acid — Chembox new Reference= [ Merck Index , 12th Edition, 7128.] ImageFile=Palmitic acid structure.png ImageSize=350px IUPACName=hexadecanoic acid Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=57 10 3 PubChem=985 SMILES=CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(=O)O Section2= Chembox… …   Wikipedia

  • palmitic acid — palmitino rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₁₅COOH atitikmenys: angl. palmitic acid rus. пальмитиновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – heksadekano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • palmitic acid — A common saturated fatty acid occurring in palm oil and olive oil as well as many other fats and waxes; the end product of mammalian fatty acid synthase. SYN: hexadecanoic acid. * * * pal·mit·ic acid (.)pal .mit ik , (.)pä(l) n a waxy crystalline …   Medical dictionary

  • palmitic acid — noun a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products • Syn: ↑hexadecanoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑saturated fatty acid • Substance Holonyms: ↑meat, ↑dairy product …   Useful english dictionary

  • palmitic acid — Chem. a white, crystalline, water insoluble solid, C16H32O2, obtained by hydrolysis from palm oil and natural fats, in which it occurs as the glyceride, and from spermaceti: used in the manufacture of soap. Also called cetylic acid, hexadecanoic… …   Universalium

  • palmitic acid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from palmitin Date: 1857 a waxy crystalline saturated fatty acid C16H32O2 occurring free or in the form of esters (as glycerides) in most fats and fatty oils and in several essential oils and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palmitic acid — (= n hexadecanoic acid) One of the most widely distributed of fatty acids. The palmitoyl residue is one of the common acyl residues of membrane phospholipids. It is also found as a thioester attached to cystein residues on some membrane proteins …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • palmitic acid — [pal mɪtɪk] noun Chemistry a solid saturated fatty acid obtained from palm oil and other vegetable and animal fats. Origin C19: from Fr. palmitique, from palme (see palm1) …   English new terms dictionary

  • palmitic acid — see fatty acid …   The new mediacal dictionary

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