erucic acid

noun
eru·​cic acid | \ i-ˈrü-sik- How to pronounce erucic acid (audio) \

Definition of erucic acid

: a crystalline fatty acid C22H42O2 found in the form of glycerides especially in rapeseed oil

Examples of erucic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High levels of erucic acid are observed in rapeseed oil, and although canola and rapeseed are cousins, canola is bred to have extremely low levels of the stuff. Ian Burke, Saveur, "The Complete Guide to Cooking Oils," 10 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of erucic acid

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for erucic acid

New Latin Eruca, genus of herbs, from Latin, colewort

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“Erucic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erucic%20acid. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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erucic acid

noun
eru·​cic acid | \ i-ˌrü-sik- How to pronounce erucic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of erucic acid

: a crystalline fatty acid C22H42O2 found in the form of glycerides especially in rapeseed oil

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