nonsaponifiable


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nonsaponifiable

(ˌnɒnsəˈpɒnɪˌfaɪəbəl)
adj
(Chemistry) chem not capable of being saponified
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Its major fatty acids are oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid, although it contains many other nonsaponifiable components.
14]C] acetate incorporated into fatty acids plus nonsaponifiable and total hepatic lipids of the mice.
In such medium, the performance of coatings is mainly dependent on the type of binder, which should be nonsaponifiable of withstand such condition.
NutriLayer (INCI: Oryza saliva bran butter) is a nonsaponifiable fraction extracted from non-genetically modified organic rice and is not chemically altered.
The Wisconsin workers found that when cod-liver oil is saponified, the vitamin remains in the nonsaponifiable fraction; therefore, it is a sterol.