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oleic acid

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noun \ō-ˈlē-ik-, -ˈlā-\

Definition of oleic acid

  1. :  a monounsaturated fatty acid C18H34O2 obtained from natural fats and oils



1819

First Known Use of oleic acid

1819


Medical Dictionary

oleic acid

noun

Medical Definition of oleic acid

  1. :  a monounsaturated fatty acid C18H34O2 found in natural fats and oils




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