saturated fatty acid
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|Noun||1.||saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats|
fatty acid - any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis; fatty acids are simple molecules built around a series of carbon atoms linked together in a chain of 12 to 22 carbon atoms
capric acid, decanoic acid - a fatty acid found in animal oils and fats; has an unpleasant smell resembling goats
caproic acid, hexanoic acid - a fatty acid found in animal oils and fats or made synthetically; smells like goats
caprylic acid - a fatty acid having a rancid taste; found in butter and other fats and oils
dodecanoic acid, lauric acid - a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in natural fats and oils (especially coconut oil and palm-kernel oil)
myristic acid, tetradecanoic acid - a saturated fatty acid occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats
hexadecanoic acid, palmitic acid - a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products
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