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oleic

[oh-lee-ik, oh-lee-ik] /oʊˈli ɪk, ˈoʊ li ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
pertaining to or derived from oleic acid.
Origin of oleic
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin ole(um) oil + -ic
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  • High-oleic versions of sunflower and safflower oil are also acceptable.
  • Hence, oleic acid levels in high-oleic acid varieties are unpredictable because of weather factors during seed production.

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