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IV. Nomenclature

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Systems: Greek Letters are Used in Two Ways

Greek letters are also sometimes used to denote positions relative to the carboxyl carbon. The following diagram illustrates how Greek letters are used to denote positions relative to either end of a fatty acid chain.

Greek Letter Designations

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