palmitic acid

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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.]
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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]
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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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Among the total SFAs, palmitic acid was the predominant FA in all analyzed nut samples comprised 10.22, 5.37, 5.70, 4.54 and 4.36 g/100g of total SFA in the peanut, pistachio, almond, pine nuts and walnut correspondingly.
The oleic acid methyl ester, palmitic acid methyl ester, steric acid methyl ester and cis-5, 8, 11, 14, 17 eicosapentanoic acid methyl ester were present in quantity of 20.35, 4.96, 3.01 and 1.89g/100g respectively.
"Further to that, understanding the types of fats, such as palmitic acid, which are likely to enter the brain and affect key regions and signalling will give people more information about how their diet can potentially affect their mental health."
Main constituents of the tamanu oil include oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid, of which oleic acid and linoleic acid comprise 60% by volume.
Carline contains carlina oxide, carilene, inulin, bitters, phenol, palmitic acid, tannins and flavanoids; this indicates it is antispasmodic, antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emetic in large doses, febrifuge, vermifuge and purgative.
In addition, OptiPEA is produced sustainably from RSPO-certified palmitic acid and manufactured entirely in Europe using a patented GMP production process.
Palmitic acid (C16) was the predominant fatty acid in most microalgae lipid extracts (Table 2), which is in agreement with literature (Nascimento et al., 2013).
As per chemical resistance chart provided by Spilltech and Sunwest contianers, US (5,6), on storing palmitic acid in polyethylene bags or containers, physical properties of polyethylene alter as the polymer is not compatible with the fatty acid.
These include stearic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acid, all of which can be extracted from animal fats obtained as slaughter-house by-products.
Among the SFA, palmitic acid (C16:0) was the main fatty acid (42% to 47% of total SFA) found in wild (17.80 [+ or -] 4.72%) and cultured (17.26 [+ or -] 2.39%) fish; there was no statistical difference between them.
The following two equations, adapted from a study by ULBRICHT & SOUTHGATE (1991), were used to measure the quality of fat via atherogenic index (AI) and thrombogenic index (TI), where MUFA stands for monounsaturated fatty acid: AI = Lauric acid + (4 x Myristic acid) + Palmitic acid/ (Omega 6 + Omega 3 + MUFA); TI = Myristic acid + Palmitic acid + Stearic acid/ ((0.5 x Oleic acid) + (0.5 x MUFA) + (0.5 x Omega 6) + (3 x Omega 3) + Omega 3: Omega 6).
0.05 [0, 0.14] mmol/mol creatinine, P < 0.001), and palmitic acid (2.13 [1.07, 2.79] mmol/mol creatinine vs.