arachidic acid


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ar·a·chid·ic ac·id

(a-ră-kid'ik as'id),
A saturated fatty acid in peanut oil, butter, and other fats.
[Arachis, fr. G. arakis, leguminous weed]

arachidic acid

/ar·a·chid·ic ac·id/ (ar″ah-kid´ik) a saturated 20-carbon fatty acid occurring in peanut and other vegetable oils and fish oils.
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Dietary FGPP supplementation lead to lower palmitic acid (C:16:0), stearic acid (C:18:0) and arachidic acid (C:20:0) levels (p<0.
Total long chain saturated fatty acids (%) (TLCF) = % Arachidic acid + % Behenic acid + % Lignoceric acid
In contrast to the observations of Mishra and Samantaray (2004) no significant amounts of arachidic acid (20:0) was detected in tissues of fish fed various experimental diets.