margaric acidmargaric acid
a white, crystalline fatty acid, CHO, obtained from lichens or synthetically
Origin of margaric acidFrench margarique ; from Classical Greek margaron, a pearl (see Margaret): from the pearly luster of its crystals
A synthetic crystalline fatty acid, C17H34O2.
- (organic chemistry) A saturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)15COOH, that occurs only in very small amounts in natural oils and fats