linoleic acid

lin·​o·​le·​ic acid | \ ˌli-nə-ˈlē-ik- How to pronounce linoleic acid (audio) , -ˈlā- How to pronounce linoleic acid (audio) \

Definition of linoleic acid

: a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C18H32O2 found especially in semidrying oils (such as corn oil) and essential for the nutrition of some animals

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Recent Examples on the Web Linolenic acid is the most common omega-3, while linoleic acid is the most common omega-6. A.a. Newton, SELF, "Do You Really Need to Put Fatty Acids on Your Face?," 28 Aug. 2019 There are two PUFAs the body needs but can’t make — called essential fatty acids, omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) and omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Environmental Nutrition,, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules take anti-aging to the next level with their barrier-repairing cholesterol and soothing, anti-inflammatory linoleic acid. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This Supercharged Skin Elixir Is the Ultimate Summer Beauty Hack," 5 July 2019 The nuts are know for being high in linoleic acid (essential fatty acid typically found in plants), vitamin E, Omega 6, copper, iron, calcium, and magnesium. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Charlotte Mensah Has Found The Next Miracle Beauty Ingredient, And She’s Sharing," 26 June 2019 Authentic versions possess more nutrients than the alternative, particularly more vitamin A, D and K2, as well as five times the beneficial fatty acid CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). Lucinda Scala Quinn, Washington Post, "How to put fancy, high-fat butter to its best use," 21 June 2019 Theoretically, the properties in coconut oil should be beneficial to acne—vitamin E and linoleic acid soothe irritated skin, while lauric acid kills bacteria—but coconut oil hasn’t actually been shown to improve acne in any studies. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Before You Put Coconut Oil on Your Face, Read This," 7 June 2018 Using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, the team discovered residue of oleic and linoleic acid, telltale signatures of olive oil. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "This 4,000-Year-Old Jar Contains Italy’s Oldest Olive Oil," 4 June 2018 Inflammation is also the underlying cause of many chronic skin conditions, including eczema and rosacea, so using topical products that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients like linoleic acid may help to soothe your symptoms. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, "Improving your diet can also improve your skin | Miami Herald," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of linoleic acid

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for linoleic acid

Greek linon flax + International Scientific Vocabulary oleic (acid)

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“Linoleic acid.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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linoleic acid

lin·​ole·​ic acid | \ ˌlin-ə-ˌlē-ik- How to pronounce linoleic acid (audio) , -ˌlā- How to pronounce linoleic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of linoleic acid

: a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C18H32O2 found especially in semidrying oils (as peanut oil) and essential for the nutrition of some animals

called also linolic acid

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