ricinoleic acid


ri·cin·ole·ic acid

noun \ˌrī-sə-nō-ˈlē-ik-, ˌri-, -ˈlā-\

Definition of RICINOLEIC ACID

:  an oily unsaturated hydroxy fatty acid C18H34O3 that occurs in castor oil as a glyceride and yields esters important as plasticizers

Origin of RICINOLEIC ACID

Latin ricinus + English oleic acid
First Known Use: 1848

ri·cin·ole·ic acid

noun \ˌrīs-ən-ō-ˌlē-ik-, ˌris-, -ˌlā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RICINOLEIC ACID

: an oily unsaturated hydroxy fatty acid C18H34O3 that occurs in castor oil as a glyceride

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