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noun, Chemistry.
an unsaturated fatty acid, C 18 H 32 O 2 , occurring as a glyceride in drying oils, as in linseed oil.
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

linoleic acid lin·o·le·ic acid (lĭn’ə-lē’ĭk)
An unsaturated fatty acid considered essential to the human diet.
linoleic acid
An unsaturated fatty acid that has two double bonds and is a nutrient essential for prostaglandin production in the human body. It is an important component of many vegetable oils, such as linseed, soybean, peanut, corn, and safflower oil, and is also found in meat and dairy products. Chemical formula: C18H32O2.


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