|oleic acid (əʊˈliːɪk)|
|Systematic name: cis-9-octadecenoic acid a colourless oily liquid unsaturated acid occurring, as the glyceride, in almost all natural fats used in making soaps, ointments, cosmetics, and lubricating oils. Formula: CH3(CH2)7CH:CH(CH2)7COOH|
|[C19 oleic, from Latin oleum oil + |
oleic acid o·le·ic acid (ō-lē'ĭk)
An organic acid that is prepared from fats and is used in the preparation of oleates and lotions.
|oleic acid (ō-lē'ĭk) Pronunciation Key
An oily liquid occurring in animal and vegetable oils and used in making soap. Chemical formula: C18H34O2.