erucic acid

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noun eru·cic acid \i-ˈrü-sik-\

Definition of erucic acid

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

Origin and Etymology of erucic acid

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


First Known Use: 1869


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erucic acid

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noun eru·cic acid \i-ˌrü-sik-\

Medical Definition of erucic acid

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


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