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(Elements & Compounds) an insoluble oily carboxylic acid found in coconut and palm oils and in milk. Formula: C5H11COOH
[C20: from hexane + -oic]
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|Noun||1.||hexanoic acid - a fatty acid found in animal oils and fats or made synthetically; smells like goats|
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
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