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Palmitic acid,CH3(CH2)14COOH or hexadecanoic acid in IUPAC nomenclature, is one of the most common saturated fatty acids found in animals and plants. As its name indicates, it is a major component of the oil from palm trees (palm oil and palm kernel oil). The word palmitic is from the French "palmitique", the pith of the palm tree. Palmitic acid was discovered by Edmond Frémy in 1840, in saponified palm oil. Butter, cheese, milk and meat also contain this fatty acid. Palmitate is a term for the salts or esters of palmitic acid. The palmitate anion is the observed form of palmitic acid at physiological pH. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Palmitate

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Part Display Name
Palmitate (C16:0)
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
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zh-CN Chinese (China) 棕榈酸
Synonyms: C16:0;十六烷酸;十六烷酸, C16:0;十六酸;十六酸, C16:0;棕榈酸, C16:0;软脂酸;软脂酸, C16:0
fr-CA French (Canada) Palmitate
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Palmitaat
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Palmitato (C16:0)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Palmitato
Synonyms: Palmitato (C16:0)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Palmitat
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Пальмитат
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) palmitaat
fr-BE French (Belgium) Palmitate