heptadecanoic acid


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to heptadecanoic acid: margaric acid, octadecanoic acid

heptadecanoic acid

(ˌhɛptəˌdɛkəˈnəʊɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline water-insoluble carboxylic acid used in organic synthesis. Formula: CH3(CH2)15COOH. Also called: margaric acid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heptadecanoic acid - a colorless crystalline synthetic fatty acid
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
References in periodicals archive ?
A review of odd-chain fatty acid metabolism and the role of pentadecanoic acid (C15:0) and heptadecanoic acid (C17:0) in health and disease.
6% CLA had significantly higher lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, heptadecanoic acid, stearic acid, and arachidic acid in egg yolk compared with the controls, while the content of behenic acid content was significantly less.
This saturated fat is called heptadecanoic acid (HA).