oleyl alcohol

noun

Definition of oleyl alcohol

  1. :  an oily liquid unsaturated compound C17H33CH2OH found in fish oils and other marine-animal oils that is made by reduction or hydrogenation of esters of oleic acid and is used chiefly in making surface-active agents and plasticizers; cis-9-octadecen-1-ol

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