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erucic acid

[ih-roo-sik] /ɪˈru sɪk/
noun, Chemistry.
a solid fatty acid, a homologue of oleic acid, derived from oils of mustard seed and rapeseed.
Origin of erucic acid
1865-70; < New Latin Eruc(a) the rocket genus (Latin ērūca; cf. rocket2) + -ic Unabridged
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erucic acid

a crystalline fatty acid derived from the oils of rapeseed, mustard seed, and wallflower seed
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