lauric acid

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lau·ric ac·id

(law'rik as'id),
A fatty acid occurring in spermaceti, in milk, and in laurel, coconut, and palm oils as well as waxes and marine fats.
Synonym(s): N-dodecanoic acid

lauric acid

/lau·ric ac·id/ (-rik) a twelve-carbon saturated fatty acid found in many vegetable fats, particularly coconut oil and palm kernel oil.

lauric acid

(lôr′ĭk, lŏr′-)
n.
A white solid fatty acid, C12H24O2, obtained chiefly from coconut and laurel oils and used in making soaps, cosmetics, esters, and lauryl alcohol.