myristic acidmy·ris·tic acid
a white, oily, crystalline fatty acid, CH(CH)COOH, used in making soaps, cosmetics, and food additives
Origin of myristic acid; from Modern Latin Myristica, name of a genus of trees in the nutmeg family
A fatty acid, C14H28O2, occurring in animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavorings.
Origin of myristic acidGreek muristikos, fragrant, from muron, perfume.
(plural myristic acids)