erucic acid

noun
eru·​cic acid | \i-ˈrü-sik- \

Definition of erucic acid 

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

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about erucic acid

Share erucic acid

Dictionary Entries near erucic acid

eruc

eruca

eruci-

erucic acid

eruciform

eruct

eructation

Statistics for erucic acid

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for erucic acid

The first known use of erucic acid was in 1869

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for erucic acid

erucic acid

noun
eru·​cic acid | \i-ˌrü-sik- \

Medical Definition of erucic acid 

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

More from Merriam-Webster on erucic acid

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about erucic acid

Comments on erucic acid

What made you want to look up erucic acid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!