Oleic-acid



noun, Chemistry.
1.
a colorless, odorless, liquid, water-insoluble, unsaturated acid, C 1 8 H 3 4 O 2 , obtained from animal tallow and natural vegetable oils, in which it occurs as the glycerol ester: used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, commercial , and cosmetics.
/əʊˈliːɪk/
noun
1.
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

oleic acid o·le·ic acid (ō-lē’ĭk)
n.
An organic acid that is prepared from fats and is used in the preparation of oleates and lotions.
oleic acid
(ō-lē’ĭk)
An oily liquid occurring in animal and vegetable oils and used in making soap. Chemical formula: C18H34O2.

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