linoleic acid

noun
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

Examples of linoleic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Formulated with grape seed oil, omega-6 linoleic acid, shea butter, vetiver and myrrh oil, this shaving cream targets all the areas that may become prone to red, dry and irritated skin. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 May 2022 Grape-seed oil is high in moisturizing vitamin E and linoleic acid, also known as omega-6 fatty acid, which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent that calms blemishes and retains moisture. Cristina Montemayor, SELF, 28 Mar. 2022 Ingredients to look for: Hyaluronic acid, phospholipids, linoleic acid, glycerin, ceramides, jojoba oil, humectants, PHAs, and AHAs. Nateisha Scott, Allure, 19 Mar. 2022 Rosehip and grapeseed are also rich in linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid that acts as a building block for ceramides, an important moisturizing element that fortifies our skin's barrier. Megan Mcintyre, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Feb. 2022 Like the name says, this no-frills oil is nothing but pure rose hip seed oil and all its vitamin A and linoleic acid goodness. Megan Mcintyre, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Feb. 2022 Fromowitz adds that grapeseed oil's linoleic acid can also improve the barrier function of the skin and diminish redness, thanks to being anti-inflammatory. Marci Robin, Allure, 7 Sep. 2021 Like the first, the Rosi Drops' shimmering, peachy-pink tint is enhanced with skin-care ingredients like marula oil, vitamin F (a.k.a. linoleic acid), and a peptide blend for bouncy, dewy skin. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 2 July 2021 Vitamin E and linoleic acid are also included to protect your skin barrier. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 9 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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22 May 2022

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“Linoleic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linoleic%20acid. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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linoleic acid

noun
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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