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[lin-l-ee-ik, li-noh-lee-ik] /ˌlɪn lˈi ɪk, lɪˈnoʊ li ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry.
of or derived from linoleic acid.
Origin of linoleic
1855-60; < Greek lín(on) flax + oleic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • It contains glycerides of linoleic and especially palmitic acid.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • The stream of hydrogen blown through the hot oil converts the linoleic acid to oleic and then the oleic into stearic.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson

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