Fatty acids

Fatty acid - organic compounds, products of replacement of atoms of hydrogen molecules of hydrocarbons of fatty number on carboxyl group - COOH. For example, acetic acid CH3COOH, butyric acid, With3N7COOH, etc. Fatty acids are part of fats (see), essential oils contained in animal and plant tissues. Cm. also Fats, Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, Stearic acid.