oleic acid


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oleic acid

n.
An oily liquid monounsaturated fatty acid, C18H34O2, occurring in animal and vegetable oils and used in making soap.

oleic acid

(əʊˈliːɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless oily liquid unsaturated acid occurring, as the glyceride, in almost all natural fats used in making soaps, ointments, cosmetics, and lubricating oils. Formula: CH3(CH2)7CH:CH(CH2)7COOH. Systematic name: cis-9-octadecenoic acid
[C19 oleic, from Latin oleum oil + -ic]

ole′ic ac′id


n.
a colorless, odorless, liquid unsaturated acid, C18H34O2, used esp. in the manufacture of soap.
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Noun1.oleic acid - a colorless oily liquid occurring as a glyceride; it is the major fatty acid in olive oil and canola oil; used in making soap and cosmetics and ointments and lubricating oils
canola, canola oil - vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids
olive oil - oil from olives
monounsaturated fatty acid - an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in olive oil and chicken and almonds
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The component of interest is the monounsaturated oleic acid content of olive oil, which on average is about 70% of its composition.
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Research into oleic acid, the primary ingredient in olive oil, has shown how it can help to prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells.
com/science/article/pii/S0022283617301997) study , published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, found oleic acid prevents a cell protein Musashi2 (MSI2), from blocking the production of microRNA-7 (miR-7) - a cell molecule found in brain tissue that prevents cancer-causing proteins from growing.
Research into oleic acid the primary ingredient in olive oil has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells, Health News reported.
Research into oleic acid - the primary ingredient in olive oil has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells.
The main hydrocarbons induced by irradiations were from palmitic acid (1tetradecene and pentadecane), stearic acid (heptadecane and 1-hexadecene) and oleic acid (8heptadecene and 1,7-hexadecadiene).
There is a catch, though: low-cost cooking oils rich in linoleic acid have been disappearing from grocery shelves, fueled by industry's push for plants that have been modified to produce oils higher in oleic acid.
The chemical composition of the all extracts elucidated presence of average in major oleic acid (65%) and linoliec acid (15%) at 500 Gy, respectively.
Oleic acid (cis-9-octadecanoic acid) possesses a cholesterol lowering potential in human body (Mensink and Katan, 1990).