Definition of myristic acid in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A compound present in oil of nutmeg and other natural fats.
- Longer chain fatty acids such as palmitic, stearic, and myristic acid are greasy.
- The yeast AMPK b subunits are lipid modified with myristic acid.
- Moderate quantities of myristic acid, cis-eicosenoic acid, and behenic acid were also identified, and together these fatty acids made up 10 to 14% of the fatty acids analyzed.