erucic acid

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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

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 24 Feb. 2020.

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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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