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linolenic acid

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linolenic acid

noun lin·o·le·nic acid \-ˈlē-nik-, -ˈlā-\

Definition of LINOLENIC ACID

:  a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C18H30O2 found especially in drying oils (as linseed oil) and essential for the nutrition of some animals

Origin of LINOLENIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from linoleic
First Known Use: 1887

linolenic acid

noun lin·ole·nic acid \-ˌlē-nik-, -ˌlā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LINOLENIC ACID

:  a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C18H30O2 found especially in drying oils (as linseed oil) and essential for the nutrition of some animals

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