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Related to hexadecanoic acid: octadecanoic acid, oleic acid, heptadecanoic acid
pal·mit·ic ac·id(pal-mit'ik as'id),
A common 16-carbon 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; CH3(CH2)14COOH.
Synonym(s): hexadecanoic acid
See palmitic acid.