linolenic acid

noun lin·o·le·nic acid \ ˌli-nə-ˈlē-nik- , -ˈlā- \
|Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of linolenic acid

: a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C18H30O2 found especially in drying oils (such as linseed oil) and essential for the nutrition of some animals

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Origin and Etymology of linolenic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from linoleic


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linolenic acid

noun lin·ole·nic acid \ -ˌlē-nik-, -ˌlā- \

medical Definition of linolenic acid

: a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C18H30O2 found especially in drying oils (as linseed oil) and essential for the nutrition of some animals

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