Definition of Hexadecanoic acid

1. Noun. A saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products.

Exact synonyms: Palmitic Acid
Substance meronyms: Meat, Dairy Product
Generic synonyms: Saturated Fatty Acid



Definition of Hexadecanoic acid

1. Noun. Palmitic acid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hexadecanoic acid

1. One of the most widely distributed of fatty acids. The palmitoyl residue is one of the common acyl residues of membrane phospholipids. It is also found as a thioester attached to cystein residues on some membrane proteins. The proteins so modified are often transmembrane proteins and the modified residue is on the cytoplasmic surface of the membrane. The specificity of the transferase for the acyl residue is not high and both stearoyl and oleoyl residues can replace the palmitoyl residue. Compare: myristoylation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hexadecanoic Acid

hexacyanoferrates
hexacycle
hexacycles
hexacyclic
hexad
hexadactylous
hexadactyly
hexade
hexadeca-
hexadecamer
hexadecameric
hexadecamers
hexadecane
hexadecanes
hexadecanoic
hexadecanoic acid (current term)
hexadecanol
hexadecanols
hexadecanoyl
hexadecapolar
hexadecapole
hexadecapoles
hexadecatrienoic
hexadecatrienoic acid
hexadecenoic
hexadecenoic acid
hexadecenoyl
hexadecimal
hexadecimal notation
hexadecimal number system

Literary usage of Hexadecanoic acid

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1. Organic Lies: Misconceptions of the United States Organic Act in America and ...by Mary Choate by Mary Choate (2007)
"... diester with 1,2,3-propanetriol (9CI) 4A 26657-96-5 hexadecanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 4A 8028-66-8 Honey 4A 68514-28-3 Humic acid, ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"408-35-5) is the sodium salt of palmitic acid (hexadecanoic acid). It exists as a white to yellow powder. Commercially, sodium palmitate is made by mixing ..."

3. Fish Fermentation Technology by Cherl-Ho Lee, Keith H. Steinkraus, P.J. Alan Reilly (1993)
"... acid(13-methyl tetradecanoic acid) and iso-methyl palmitic acid (15 methyl hexadecanoic acid) and showed characteristics of the genus Paracoccus. ..."

4. Innovative Soil-Plant Systems for Sustainable Agricultural Practices by James Michael Lynch, James Stuart Schepers, Ilhami Ünver (2003)
"FAMEs were reported as nmol g"1, then converted to nmol% or normalized to the amount of hexadecanoic acid (C 16:0) prior to statistical analysis. ..."

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