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Pronunciation: (pal'mi-tin, päl'-, pä'mi-), [key]
n. Chem.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C51H98O6, prepared from glycerol and palmitic acid: used in the manufacture of soap. Also called glyceryl tripalmitate, tripalmitin.

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palmitic acidpalmitoleic acid
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