oleic acid

noun \ ō-ˈlē-ik- , -ˈlā- \
Updated on: 27 Mar 2018

Definition of oleic acid

: a monounsaturated fatty acid C18H34O2 obtained from natural fats and oils

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First Known Use of oleic acid

1819


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oleic acid

noun

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: a monounsaturated fatty acid C18H34O2 found in natural fats and oils

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