linoleate

noun
li·​no·​le·​ate | \ lə-ˈnō-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce linoleate (audio) \

Definition of linoleate

: a salt or ester of linoleic acid

Examples of linoleate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opt for formulas that are free of insect repellents or derivatives of vitamin A (retinyl palmitate, retinol, retinyl acetate, retinyl linoleate, and retinoic acid), which can cause increased skin photosensitivity and oxidative damage. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Is Your Sunscreen Safe? The Case for Switching to a Mineral Sunscreen," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of linoleate

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Linoleate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linoleate. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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linoleate

noun
li·​no·​le·​ate | \ lə-ˈnō-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce linoleate (audio) \

Medical Definition of linoleate

: a salt or ester of linoleic acid

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