Question about the synthesis of fatty acids

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Hello , in the course of fatty acids synthesis the professor said that after the repetition of the cycle 7 times we end up with a 16 carbon chain
and he added that all the carbons came from acetyl-COA except for one .
i didn't understand the last one , what is the carbon that don't come from acetyl-COA ?
 
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In even-chained fatty acids, this also is from AcCoA.
In odd-chained (e.g. C15 or C17), however, the initial element is Propionyl-CoA.

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thanks a lot !
 

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