my·ris·tic acid (mə-rĭsʹtĭk, mī-) n.
A fatty acid, CH3(CH2)12COOH, occurring in animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavorings.
  [Greek muristikos, fragrant, from muron, perfume.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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