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linoleic acid

noun lin·o·le·ic acid \ˌli-nə-ˈlē-ik-, -ˈlā-\

Definition of LINOLEIC ACID

:  a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C18H32O2 found especially in semidrying oils (as corn oil) and essential for the nutrition of some animals

Origin of LINOLEIC ACID

Greek linon flax + International Scientific Vocabulary oleic (acid)
First Known Use: 1857

linoleic acid

noun lin·ole·ic acid \ˌlin-ə-ˌlē-ik-, -ˌlā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LINOLEIC ACID

:  a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C18H32O2 found especially in semidrying oils (as peanut oil) and essential for the nutrition of some animals—called also linolic acid

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