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Definition of "myristic" [my•ris•tic]

  • Pertaining to nutmeg. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "myristic" in a sentence
  • "I would be interested to see the reference demonstrating that insulin resistance is caused by myristic acid, which is a 14-carbon saturated fat found in many other foods besides dairy fat."
  • "The fats that make up coconut oil are nearly 90% saturated 15% caprylic and capric, 45% lauric, 18% myristic, 10% palmitic, and just 8% monounsaturated oleic, which means that they raise blood cholesterol levels."
  • "Such fatty acids are said to be saturated; the most common examples being lauric, myristic palmitic and stearic acids."