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Definition of "behenic" []

  • Of or pertaining to behenic acid or its derivatives (adjective)

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Use "behenic" in a sentence
  • "The fatty acid composition is: palmitic 1.3 per cent; stearic 1.4 per cent; arachidic 3 per cent; behenic 3.4 per cent; erucic 22 per cent; oleic 60.8 per cent; linoleic"
  • "Winged bean oil contains behenic acid (as does peanut oil), but although this may reduce its digestibility, it seems unlikely to have other ill effects."
  • "(Fig. 2C, light bar) and palmitate (Fig. 2D, light bar), but 150% lower levels of behenic acid"