arachic 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]
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Composition of fatty acids Content Linoleic acid (18:2) 33.9 Oleic acid (18:1) 23.8 Erucic acid (22:1) 17.2 Gondoic acid (20:1) 7.9 Nervonic acid (24:1) 5.8 Palmitic acid (16:0) 3.9 Linolenic acid (18:3) 2.6 Stearic acid (18:0) 2.2 Behenic acid (22:0) 0.9 Wood tar acid (24:0) 0.4 Arachic acid (20:0) 0.3 Palm-kernel oil acid (16:1) 0.1 Table 3.--Content of vitamin E in the seed oil of purpleblow maple and vegetable oils.