erucic acid

erucic acid
A 22-carbon unsaturated fatty acid present in the seeds of nasturtium (Indian cress) and of several Cruciferae species (rape, mustard, and wallflower); thought to be toxic to cardiac muscle.

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eru·cic acid i-.rü-sik- n a crystalline fatty acid C22H42O2 found in the form of glycerides esp. in rapeseed oil

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eru·cic ac·id (ə-rooґsik) [Lat. eruca caterpillar] a monounsaturated 22-carbon fatty acid occurring as a major constituent of most rapeseed and mustard oils. Because erucic acid has been linked to cardiac muscle damage, edible canola oil products are prepared from low erucic acid varieties of rapeseed plants. See also table accompanying fatty acid.

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  • erucic acid — [ɪ ru:sɪk] noun Chemistry a fatty acid present in mustard and rape seeds. Origin C19: erucic from L. eruca rocket (denoting the plant) + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • erucic acid — (= (Z) docos 13 enoic acid) Trivial name for 22:1 fatty acid. Found in rape seed (canola) oil …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • erucic acid — /i rooh sik/, Chem. a solid fatty acid, a homologue of oleic acid, derived from oils of mustard seed and rapeseed. [1865 70; < NL Eruc(a) the rocket genus (L eruca; cf. ROCKET2) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • erucic acid — e•ru′cic ac′id [[t]ɪˈru sɪk[/t]] n. chem. a solid fatty acid, a homologue of oleic acid, derived from oils of mustard seed and rapeseed • Etymology: 1865–70; < NL Eruc(a) the rocket genus (L ērūca; cf. rocket II) + ic …   From formal English to slang

  • erucic acid — noun Etymology: New Latin Eruca, genus of herbs, from Latin, colewort Date: 1869 a crystalline fatty acid C22H42O2 found in the form of glycerides especially in rapeseed oil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • erucic acid — /əˌrusɪk ˈæsəd/ (say uh.roohsik asuhd) noun a solid fatty acid derived from oils of mustard seed and rapeseed. {New Latin Eruc(a) the rocket2 genus + ic} …   Australian-English dictionary

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