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linoleic acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
an unsaturated fatty acid, C 18 H 32 O 2 , occurring as a glyceride in drying oils, as in linseed oil.
Also, linolic acid
[luh-noh-lik] /ləˈnoʊ lɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for linolic acid

linoleic acid

/ˌlɪnəʊˈliːɪk/
noun
1.
a colourless oily essential fatty acid found in many natural oils, such as linseed: used in the manufacture of soaps, emulsifiers, and driers. Formula: C18H32O2
Word Origin
C19: from Latin līnum flax + oleic acid; so named because it is found in linseed oil
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linolic acid in Medicine

linoleic acid lin·o·le·ic acid (lĭn'ə-lē'ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid considered essential to the human diet.

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linolic acid in Science
linoleic acid
  (lĭn'ə-lē'ĭk)   
An unsaturated fatty acid that has two double bonds and is a nutrient essential for prostaglandin production in the human body. It is an important component of many vegetable oils, such as linseed, soybean, peanut, corn, and safflower oil, and is also found in meat and dairy products. Chemical formula: C18H32O2.
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