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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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linoleic acid

n ácido linoleico
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Fatty acid (FA) Number of atoms Carbon Saturated FA Tridecanoic acid C13:0 Myristic acid Cl4:0 Pentadecanoic acid C15:0 Palmitic acid Cl6:0 Margaric acid Cl7:0 Stearic acid Cl8:0 Nonadecanoic acid Cl9:0 Arachidic acid C20:0 Fleneicosanoic acid C21:0 Tricosanoic acid C23:0 Monounsaturated FA Pentadecanoic acid C15:l Palmitoleic acid C16:ln7 Heptadecanoic acid C17:1 Oleic acid C18:ln9 Polyunsaturated FA Linoleic acid C18:2n6 Alpha-linoleic acid C18:3n3 Eicosadienoic acid C20:2 Arachidonic acid C20:4n6 Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) C20:5n3 Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) C22:5n3 Docosahexaenoic acid (DFLA) C22:6n3 Abstract EPA+DHA [summation] n-3 [summation] n-6 n3/n6 [summation] SFA [summation] MUFA [summation] PUFA Present study D.
They're rich in omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linoleic acid, fiber, and antioxidants.
Intravenous lipids provide nonprotein calories and the essential fatty acids linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) and alpha-linoleic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid).
In the contemporary era, the standout randomized dietary intervention trial is the Lyon Diet Heart Study, a 46-month prospective secondary prevention trial in which a Mediterranean diet low in saturated fat and high in alpha-linoleic acid, a PUFA, reduced the combined endpoint of cardiac death and nonfatal MI by 70%, compared with the usual post-MI prudent diet recommended at that time.
And, she added, the reduction in the omega-6/omega-3 ratio could be accomplished by increasing intake of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA).

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