ricinoleic acid

ricinoleic acid

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ri·cin·ole·ic acid .rīs-ən-ō-.lē-ik-, .ris-, -.lā- n an oily unsaturated hydroxy fatty acid C18H34O3 that occurs in castor oil as a glyceride

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ri·cin·ole·ic ac·id (ri″sin-o-leґik) 1. an unsaturated 18-carbon fatty acid constituting 80 per cent of the fatty acid content of castor oil. 2. a mixture of fatty acids obtained by hydrolysis of castor oil and used intravaginally to restore or maintain normal vaginal acidity.

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  • ricinoleic acid — ic in*o le*ic ac id, n. (Chem.) An organic acid ({C18H34O3}) obtained from the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}) and other species of the family {Euphorbiaceae}; chemicaly it is d 12 hydroxyoleic acid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ricinoleic acid — [rī si nō lē′ik, ris΄in ō lē′ik; rī΄sinō′lē ik, ris΄inō′lē ik] n. [ RICIN + OLEIC] an unsaturated fatty acid, C18H34O3, found as an ester of glycerin in castor oil and used in soaps, textile finishing, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Ricinoleic acid — Chembox new ImageFile = ricinoleic acid.png ImageSize = 200px IUPACName = (7 Z ,12 R ) 12 Hydroxyoctadec 9 enoic acid OtherNames = 12 Hydroxy 9 cis octadecenoic acid Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 141 22 0 PubChem = 643684 SMILES = CCCCCC …   Wikipedia

  • ricinoleic acid — ricinolio rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₆CH(OH)CH₂CH=CH(CH₂)₇COOH atitikmenys: angl. ricinoleic acid rus. рицинолевая кислота; рицинолеиновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – (Z) 12 hidroksi 9 oktadeceno rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ricinoleic acid — noun an oily fatty acid found in castor oil and used in soap • Hypernyms: ↑unsaturated fatty acid • Substance Holonyms: ↑castor oil * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+... noun Etymology: Latin ricinus castor oil plant + English …   Useful english dictionary

  • ricinoleic acid — noun Etymology: Latin ricinus + English oleic acid Date: 1848 an oily unsaturated hydroxy fatty acid C18H34O3 that occurs in castor oil as a glyceride and yields esters important as plasticizers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ricinoleic acid — noun An unsaturated fatty acid, 12 hydroxy oleic acid, present in castor oil; used in textile finishing, ink and soap …   Wiktionary

  • ricinoleic acid — Chem. a colorless to yellow, viscous, liquid, water insoluble, unsaturated hydroxyl acid, C18H34O3, occurring in castor oil in the form of the glyceride: used chiefly in soaps and textile finishing. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • ricinoleic acid — ric′in•o•le′ic ac′id [[t]ˈrɪs ə noʊˈli ɪk, ˈnoʊ li ɪk, ˌrɪs [/t]] n. chem. an unsaturated hydroxyl acid, C18H34O3, used chiefly in soaps and textile finishing • Etymology: 1840–50; < L ricin(us) castor oil plant +oleic …   From formal English to slang

  • ricinoleic acid — /ˌrɪsənoʊˌliɪk ˈæsəd/ (say .risuhnoh.leeik asuhd), / əˌnoʊliɪk/ (say uh.nohleeik) noun an unsaturated hydroxy acid, C17H32(OH)COOH, occurring in castor oil in the form of the glyceride. {ricin + ole + ic} …  

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