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
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