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An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||linolenic acid - a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid|
omega-6, omega-6 fatty acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond six carbons from the beginning
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