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Search Results for: aliphatic

Aliphatic compound

Definition noun, plural: aliphatic compounds (biochemistry) A major group of organic compounds composed of carbon and... Read More

Aliphatic

Definition ''noun, plural: aliphatics A compound composed of carbon and hydrogen arranged in straight or branched chains,... Read More

Aliphatic acids

Aliphatic acids The acids of nonaromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., acetic, propionic, butyric acids); the so-called fatty acids of... Read More

Fatty acid

Definition noun plural: fatty acids'' fatty acid, ˈfætɪ ˈæsɪd Any of the group of a long chain of hydrocarbon... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Very long fatty acid chain

Definition noun, plural: very long chain fatty acids A fatty acid consisting of 22 or more carbons in a hydrocarbon... Read More

Short-chain fatty acid

Definition noun plural: short-chain fatty acids'' short chain fat·ty ac·id, ʃɔːt ˈt͡ʃeɪn ˈfætɪ ˈæsɪd A type... Read More

Lipid

Definition noun plural: lipids lip·id, ˈlɪp ɪd, ˈlaɪ pɪd A fatty or waxy organic compound that is readily soluble... Read More

Compound

Definition noun plural: compounds com·pound, ˈkɒmpaʊnd (general) A material made up of two or more parts or... Read More

Ester

Ester (Science: chemistry) a general term for any organic molecule produced by combining an acid with an alcohol. a... Read More

Sterols

sterol (Science: chemistry) Any steroid-based alcohol having a hydrocarbon (aliphatic) side-chain of 8-10 carbons at the... Read More

Organic molecule

Definition noun 1. A molecule that is normally found in or produced by living systems. 2. A molecule that typically... Read More

Sterol

sterol (Science: chemistry) Any steroid-based alcohol having a hydrocarbon (aliphatic) side-chain of 8-10 carbons at the... Read More

Alkanes

Alkanes The generic name for the group of aliphatic hydrocarbons cn-h2n-2. They are denoted by the suffix... Read More

Sporopollenin

sporopollenin a major component of the tough outer (exine) walls of spores and pollen grains. (Science: biopolymer) a... Read More

Methanotroph

Definition noun, plural: methanotrophs An organism that metabolize methane as a source of carbon and... Read More