ricinoleic acid

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noun ri·cin·ole·ic acid \ˌrī-sə-nō-ˈlē-ik-, ˌri-, -ˈlā-\

Definition of ricinoleic acid

  1. :  an oily unsaturated hydroxy fatty acid C18H34O3 that occurs in castor oil as a glyceride and yields esters important as plasticizers

Origin and Etymology of ricinoleic acid

Latin ricinus + English oleic acid


First Known Use: 1847


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ricinoleic acid

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noun ri·cin·ole·ic acid \ˌrīs-ən-ō-ˌlē-ik-, ˌris-, -ˌlā-\

Medical Definition of ricinoleic acid

  1. :  an oily unsaturated hydroxy fatty acid C18H34O3 that occurs in castor oil as a glyceride


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