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my·ris·tic ac·id

(mi-ris'tik as'id),
A saturated fatty acid (CH3(CH2)12 COOH) present as an acylglycerol in milk, vegetable fats, cod liver oil, and waxes.
Synonym(s): tetradecanoic acid

myristic acid

(mə-rĭs′tĭk, mī-)
n.
A fatty acid, C14H28O2, occurring in animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavorings.
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pallida contain 2-methoxy-4-vinylphenol, benzophenone, squalene, myristic acid, and some saturated hydrocarbons.
However, a study in healthy men demonstrated that an increase in intake of total saturated fatty acid (especially myristic acid and palmitic) elevated the LDL-C level, mainly due to an increase in plasma levels of larger LDL particles while the level of smaller LDL particles was decreased [38].
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Lauric and myristic acids were detected as major fatty acids in a sponge Sigmadocia fibulatus, both of these compounds were found to possess antibacterial activity [18].
Fatty acids detected on oil samples were SFA: lauric acid (C12:0), myristic acid (C14:0), palmitic acid (C16:0), and stearic acid (C18:0); MUFA: palmitoleic acid (C19:1n9), oleic acid (C18:1), and eicosanoic acid (C20:1n-9); and PUFA: linoleic acid (C18:2n-6) and linolenic acid (C18:3n3).
Myristic acid, palmitic acid, and linolenic acid were also identified in representative quantities.
Myristic acid (C14) is used to detect defects in mediumchain FAO, such as medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.