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erucic acid

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noun eru·cic acid \i-ˈrü-sik-\

Definition of erucic acid

  1. :  a crystalline fatty acid C22H42O2 found in the form of glycerides especially in rapeseed oil



Origin of erucic acid

New Latin Eruca, genus of herbs, from Latin, colewort


First Known Use: 1869


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erucic acid

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noun eru·cic acid \i-ˌrü-sik-\

Medical Definition of erucic acid

  1. :  a crystalline fatty acid C22H42O2 found in the form of glycerides especially in rapeseed oil




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