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(Elements & Compounds) the systematic name for palmitic acid
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|Noun||1.||hexadecanoic acid - a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products|
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
dairy product - milk and butter and cheese
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats