linoleate

noun

li·​no·​le·​ate lə-ˈnō-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce linoleate (audio)
: a salt or ester of linoleic acid

Examples of linoleate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Honest Beauty Honestly Pure Retinyl Serum $30 at Ulta Beauty Retinyl linoleate, a retinyl ester, mingles with hyaluronic acids in this night treatment that would be a nice option for anyone with especially reactive skin. Danielle Blundell, Women's Health, 13 June 2023 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, 12 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of linoleate was circa 1865

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“Linoleate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linoleate. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

linoleate

noun
li·​no·​le·​ate lə-ˈnō-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce linoleate (audio)
: a salt or ester of linoleic acid
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