Arachidic acid | definition of arachidic acid by Medical dictionary
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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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5 B Arachidic acid
(%) Genotypes 2006 2007 Mean A619 0.
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
05), and arachidic acid
(C20:0) was higher in the bottom section (p<0.
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.