dodecanoic acid

Lauric acid, fatty crystalline acid that is mostly found in coconut and laurel oil (used to make soaps, cosmetic products, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dodecanoic acid — noun Any of several isomeric aliphatic carboxylic acids having twelve carbon atoms; but especially n dodecanoic acid () …   Wiktionary

  • dodecanoic acid — noun a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in natural fats and oils (especially coconut oil and palm kernel oil) • Syn: ↑lauric acid • Hypernyms: ↑saturated fatty acid * * * (|)dō|dek]ə|nōik , |dōdək] noun Etymology: dodecane + o + ic …   Useful english dictionary

  • dodecanoic acid — do·dec·a·no·ic acid (.)dō .dek ə .nō ik , .dō dək n LAURIC ACID …   Medical dictionary

  • dodecanoic acid — /doh dek euh noh ik, doh dek , doh dek , doh dek /, Chem. See lauric acid. [DODEC + ANE + O + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • n-dodecanoic acid — SYN: lauric acid …   Medical dictionary

  • dodecanoic — adjective Of or pertaining to dodecanoic acid or its derivatives Syn: lauric …   Wiktionary

  • Lauric acid — dodecanoic acid, fatty crystalline acid that is mostly found in coconut and laurel oil (used to make soaps, cosmetic products, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lauric acid — IUPA …   Wikipedia

  • lauric acid — noun a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in natural fats and oils (especially coconut oil and palm kernel oil) • Syn: ↑dodecanoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑saturated fatty acid * * * ˈlȯ]rik , ˈlä] noun Etymology: lauric International… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lauric acid — A fatty acid occurring in spermaceti, in milk, and in laurel, coconut, and palm oils as well as waxes and marine fats. SYN: n dodecanoic acid. * * * lau·ric acid .lȯr ik , .lär n a crystalline fatty acid C12H24O2 found esp. in coconut oil and… …   Medical dictionary

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