ar'a•chi•don'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (ar'u-ki-don'ik, ar"-), [key] Biochem.
an essential fatty acid, C20H32O2, found in the lipids of most tissues, that is a precursor in the synthesis of prostaglandins, prostacyclins, and related effectors.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

arachidic acidArachne

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