isopalmitic acid etymology

English word isopalmitic acid comes from English palmitic acid, English iso-

Detailed word origin of isopalmitic acid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
palmitic acid English (eng) (fatty acid) hexadecanoic acid; one of the most common saturated fatty acids; it is found in all animal and most vegetable oils and fats; it is used in the manufacture of soap etc.
iso- English (eng) (chemistry) forms terms relating to isomers. (mathematics) forms terms relating to isomorphisms. (organic chemistry) (of an aliphatic compound, especially a fatty acid) Having a branch on the penultimate carbon atom of a chain. (physics) forms terms relating to isotopes. Equal.
isopalmitic acid English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any isomer of palmitic acid, but especially "15-methyl pentadecanoic acid".

Words with the same origin as isopalmitic acid

Descendants of palmitic acid
Descendants of iso-
isenergic isoantigen isoattenuation isobutyraldehyde isochasm isoecho isoexcitation isofield isogram isoionic isoluminant isomaltotriose isomer isomyopia isoparaffin isopropyl isopropylacetone isopropylamide isoproscaline isosteviol isostructural isotopic isovaline isovitexin