• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Palmitic (Physiol. Chem) Pertaining to, or obtained from, palmitin or palm oil; as, palmitic acid (C16H32O2), a white crystalline substance belonging to the fatty acid series. It is readily soluble in hot alcohol, and melts to a liquid oil at 62° C.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palmitic Pertaining to or obtained from palm-oil. Also palmic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Palmitic pertaining to, or obtained from, palm-oil
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. from L., as above.


In literature:

When added to water containing calcium salts the insoluble calcium palmitate and stearate are precipitated.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
They all consist of acids (stearic, palmitic, &c.) united with glycerine.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Chevreul about 1815, that fats are glycerides or compounds of glycerin with fatty acids, mostly palmitic, stearic and oleic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The oleic acid, being liquid at ordinary temperature, together with some stearic and palmitic acid, is thus pressed out.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
It contains glycerides of linoleic and especially palmitic acid.
"Paint Technology and Tests" by Henry A. Gardner

In news:

Massive oral supplementation in severely deficient individuals will be nearly 200,000 IU vitamin A (110mg retinol palmitate or 66mg retinol acetate).
Researchers applied sunscreens containing retinyl palmitate to one group of hairless mice and sunscreens without the additive to another group.
Retinyl palmitate in sunscreens is used as an antioxidant and also to improve the cosmetic acceptability of sunscreens .

In science:

For example, if the two chains have n = 14 (palmitic acid) one has dipalmitoylphosphatidylethanolamine, (DPPE).
Amphiphilic Membranes
FIG. 20: Schematic representations of the chemical reactions involved in the synthesis of palmitate by FAS (adapted from [173]).
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines