oleic acid

noun
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Definition of oleic acid

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

Examples of oleic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The All Season Body Wash contains marula oil, which is a great source of deep moisturizing unsaturated oleic acid and anti-aging antioxidants. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 May 2022 Rich in oleic acid, an ingredient that’s great for replenishing skin moisture, camellia seed oil enlivens dry skin with some serious hydration action. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 May 2022 Its oleic acid level cannot exceed 2.0 grams per 100 grams of oil. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 2 May 2022 Its antioxidant properties help to decrease stress on the hair and strengthen it with oleic acid and other fatty acids. Parizaad Khan Sethi, Allure, 7 Feb. 2022 For high heat cooking, avocado oil, which is loaded with heart-healthy oleic acid, has a high 520-degree Fahrenheit smoke point. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 12 Nov. 2021 Due to its high oleic acid and antioxidant polyphenol content, olives have also been found to be the ideal fat to help manage hypertension (high blood pressure). Serena Coady, Glamour, 23 Aug. 2021 One study found that oleic acid, the main monounsaturated fatty acid of olive oil, is linked to suppressing the growth of breast cancer cells. Serena Coady, Glamour, 23 Aug. 2021 Sirloin, in contrast, has less oleic acid and more fatty acid types that can yield less appealing, fishy flavor hints during cooking. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of oleic acid

1819, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Oleic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleic%20acid. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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oleic acid

noun

Medical Definition of oleic acid

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

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