arachidic acid
A fatty acid contained in peanut oil, butter, and other fats. SYN: arachic acid, n-eicosanoic acid, n-icosanoic acid. [Arachis, fr. G. arakis, leguminous weed]

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ar·a·chid·ic acid .ar-ə-.kid-ik- n a white crystalline saturated fatty acid C20H40O2 found in the form of esters esp. in vegetable fats and oils (as peanut oil)

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ar·a·chid·ic ac·id (ar″ə-kidґik) a saturated 20-carbon fatty acid found in vegetable oils such as peanut oil and in fish oils. Called also eicosanoic acid. See table accompanying fatty acid.

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  • arachidic — /ar euh kid ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from arachidic acid. Also, arachic /euh rak ik/. [1850 55; arachid ( < NL, s. of Arachis the groundnut genus, irreg. < Gk arakís, dim. of árakas a leguminous plant, prob. Lathyrus arnuus) + IC] * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • arachidic — /ar euh kid ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from arachidic acid. Also, arachic /euh rak ik/. [1850 55; arachid ( < NL, s. of Arachis the groundnut genus, irreg. < Gk arakís, dim. of árakas a leguminous plant, prob. Lathyrus arnuus) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Fatty acid — Not to be confused with fat. Butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyun …   Wikipedia

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