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[pal-mi-teyt, pahl-, pah-mi-] /ˈpæl mɪˌteɪt, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ mɪ-/

noun, Chemistry.
a salt or ester of .
any salt or ester of palmitic acid
(pāl’mĭ-tāt’, päl’-, pä’mĭ-)
A salt or ester of palmitic acid, containing the group C16H31O2.


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