lignoceric acid

lignoceric acid
An acid present in one type of sphingolipid and in small amounts in triacylglycerols. SYN: n-tetracosanoic acid.

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lig·no·cer·ic acid .lig-nō-.ser-ik-, -.sir- n a crystalline fatty acid C24H48O2 that is found esp. in wood tar (as from beechwood) and in the form of esters in many fats, fatty oils, and waxes and is derived from kerasin

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lig·no·cer·ic ac·id (lig″no-sērґik) a saturated 24-carbon fatty acid occurring in sphingomyelin and as a minor constituent of many plant fats. See also table accompanying fatty acid.

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  • lignoceric acid — |lignə|serik noun Etymology: lignoceric International Scientific Vocabulary lign + cer + ic : a crystalline fatty acid CH3(CH2)22COOH found especially in wood tar (as from beechwood) and in the form of esters in many fats, fatty oils, and waxes …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tetracosanoic acid — tet·ra·co·sa·no·ic ac·id (tet″rə ko″sə noґik) systematic name for lignoceric acid; see also table at fatty acid …   Medical dictionary

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