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arachidonic acid
1. In biochemistry, an unsaturated acid, obtained from lecithin; a fatty acid essential for growth of mammals, but which can be synthesized from linoleic acid; from Arachis, a generic name for the peanut.
2. Arachidonic acid is found only in animal fats, as in egg yolk and liver.
3. Coined from the modern Latin stem arachid-, "peanut" (from Greek arakhos, "a type of leguminous plant").
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