linolenic acid

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lin·o·len·ic acid

An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.

[Blend of linoleic acid and -ene.]
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linolenic acid

(ˌlɪnəʊˈlɛnɪk; -ˈliː-)
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless unsaturated essential fatty acid found in drying oils, such as linseed oil, and used in making paints and synthetic resins; 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid. Formula: C18H30O2. Also called: alpha-linolenic acid
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lin′o•len′ic ac′id

(ˈlɪn lˈɛn ɪk, ˌlɪn-)
an essential fatty acid, C18H30O2, used in medicine and drying oils.
[< German Linolensäure (1887), alter. of Linolsäure linoleic acid, by insertion of -en -ene]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linolenic acid - a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid
soyabean oil, soybean oil - oil from soya beans
omega-6, omega-6 fatty acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond six carbons from the beginning
flaxseed oil, linseed oil - a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints
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Oleic acid content of genotype kernels with dark color (C and hdeg values are low) were the lowest but the linolenic acid contents of them were the highest.
In fact, our bodies also need gamma linolenic acid (GLA), and omega-6 fat that isn't found in either flax or fish oils.
Premier was selected as an adapted cultivar with high oil content and low linolenic acid content in the seed oil.
Soybean oil with a high linolenic acid content requires hydrogenation, which causes an increase in trans-fatty acids.
However, he added, ``The amount of linolenic acid in forage does vary from species to species and it is also influenced by factors such as weather conditions and silage-making techniques.''
One solution is to take linolenic acid in the form of EPO, usually in glycerine capsules.
ARS expects production of roughly 5,000 bushels of soybean seed with low saturated fat and linolenic acid to be processed into nearly 5,000 gallons (19,000 liters) of oil by 2002.
Analysis of blood samples taken periodically from the four men over three days showed that within a couple of hours, the two who had ingested the linolenic acid had begun to convert it to the same type of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.
Increasing gamma linolenic acid in evening primrose grown under hot temperatures by breeding early cultivars.
The association with linolenic acid (LNA) was not statistically significant.
Flaxseed contains high levels of alpha linolenic acid, lignans and dietary fiber.
Horrobin, "The Effects of Gamma Linolenic Acid on Breast Pain and Diabetic Neuropathy: Possible Non-Eicosanoid Mechanisms," Prostaglandins Leukotr.