linoleic acid

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lin·o·le·ic acid

 (lĭn′ə-lē′ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H32O2, that is considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of drying oils, such as linseed oil.

[Greek linon, flax; see lī̆no- in Indo-European roots + oleic acid.]

linoleic acid

(ˌlɪnəʊˈliːɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless oily essential fatty acid found in many natural oils, such as linseed: used in the manufacture of soaps, emulsifiers, and driers. Formula: C18H32O2
[C19: from Latin līnum flax + oleic acid; so named because it is found in linseed oil]

lin′o•le′ic ac′id

(ˈlɪn lˈi ɪk, ˌlɪn-, lɪˈnoʊ li ɪk)

also li•no′lic ac′id

(lɪˈnoʊ lɪk)
n.
an unsaturated fatty acid, C18H32O2, occurring as a glyceride in drying oils, as in linseed oil.
[1855–60; < Greek lín(on) flax + oleic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linoleic acid - a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid abundant in plant fats and oils; a fatty acid essential for nutrition; used to make soap
corn oil - oil from the germs of corn grains
soyabean oil, soybean oil - oil from soya beans
polyunsaturated fatty acid - an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has more than one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in fish and corn and soybean oil and safflower oil
flaxseed oil, linseed oil - a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints
Translations

linoleic acid

n ácido linoleico
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3% Marine Lipid Concentrate 550 mg * Supplying approximately: Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 165 mg * Docosahetaenoic Acid (DHA) 110 mg * Organic Hi Lignan Flax Seed Oil 150 mg * Supplying approximately: Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 67 mg * Linoleic Acid (LA) 22 mg * Oleic Acid 22 mg * Borage Seed Oil 50 mg * Supplying approximately: Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 10 mg * Linoleic Acid (LA) 22 mg * Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Oil (from safflower) 250 mg * Supplying approximately: Conjugated Linoeic Acid 175 mg * * Daily value not established