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noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 12 H 24 O 2 , a fatty acid occurring as the glyceride in many vegetable fats, especially coconut oil and laurel oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of soaps, detergents, cosmetics, and lauryl alcohol.
/ˈlɔːrɪk; ˈlɒ-/
another name for dodecanoic acid

lauric acid lau·ric acid (lôr’ĭk)
A fatty acid occurring in laurel, coconut, and palm oils.
lauric acid
A saturated fatty acid obtained chiefly from coconut and laurel oils and used in making soaps, cosmetics, esters, and lauryl alcohol. It is combustible and forms colorless needles that have waxy odor and taste. Chemical formula: C12H24O2.


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