linoleic acid

linoleic acid
9,12-Octadecadienoic acid; a doubly unsaturated fatty acid, occurring widely in plant glycerides, that is essential in nutrition in mammals. SYN: linolic acid. [L. linum, flax, + oleum, oil]

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lin·ole·ic acid .lin-ə-.lē-ik-, -.lā- n a liquid unsaturated fatty acid C18H32O2 found esp. in semidrying oils (as peanut oil) and essential for the nutrition of some animals called also linolic acid

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lin·o·le·ic ac·id (lin″o-leґik) a polyunsaturated 18-carbon fatty acid occurring as a major constituent in many vegetable oils. It is an essential fatty acid used in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins and cell membranes. See also table at fatty acid.

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