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pal·mit·ic acid

 (păl-mĭt′ĭk, päl-, pä-mĭt′-)
A saturated fatty acid, C16H32O2, found in many natural oils and fats and used in making soap.

[French palmitique, from palmite, pith of the palm tree; see palmitin.]

palmitic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline solid that is a saturated fatty acid: used in the manufacture of soap and candles. Formula: (C15H31)COOH. Systematic name: hexadecanoic acid
[C19: from French palmitique; see palm2, -ite2, -ic]

pal•mit′ic ac′id

(pælˈmɪt ɪk, pɑl-, pɑˈmɪt-)
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C16H32O2, used in the manufacture of soap.
[1855–60; < French palmitique. See palm2, -ite1, -ic]
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Noun1.palmitic 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
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Also, the European Union Foods Standards body has recommended substitution of cocoa butter with affordable and readily available oils and butters, with high contents of stearic and palmitic acids, into the chocolate production [33].
The situation termed lipotoxicity leads to apoptosis and cell death, by several mechanisms that involve ceramide biosynthesis and changes in membrane phospholipids composition due to the excess saturated fatty acids such as meristic and palmitic acids, which reduce cardiolipin biosynthesis and induce endoplasmic reticulum stress and ROS generation at several sites [88,89].
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Finally, different reference standards are called out for stearic and palmitic acids.
Another third are stearic acid, a saturated fat which has a natural effect on cholesterol, while a third are palmitic acids, which do raise cholesterol.