Dictionary of the word “duodecan”

Meaning of the word

The term “duodecan” is a male noun that refers to an organic chemical compound, also known as lauric acid. It is a saturated fatty acid of linear chain, with molecular formula C12H24O2.

Origin of the word

The word “duodecan” originates in the Latin “duodecim”, which means “twelve”, and “anus”, which means “years”. This denomination is related to the fact that lauric acid is found in greater quantity in coconut oil, which is extracted from mature coconuts, which take about twelve months to mature.

Word adverbs

There are no specific adverbs related to the word “duodecan”.

Conjunctions of the word

There are no specific conjunctions related to the word “duodecan”.

Synonyms of the word

lauric acid, dodecanoic.

Word Definitions

  1. Organic chemical, saturated fatty acid in linear chain.
  2. Compound present in the most coconut oil.

Phrases that the word applies

– Duodecan is widely used in the food industry as an additive and in personal care products such as soaps and shampoos.

– Coconut oil is rich in duodecano.

Examples of the word in text

duodecan is a fatty acid widely used in the food industry due to its emulsifying and preservative properties. In addition, it is a common ingredient in personal care products such as soaps and shampoos due to its moisturizing and antimicrobial properties.

Rhymes with the word

pipe, bro, plan, insane, sovereign.

Anagrams with the word


Scroll to Top