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ricinoleic

[ris-uh-noh-lee-ik, -noh-lee-ik]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or derived from ricinoleic acid.

Origin of ricinoleic

1840–50; < Latin ricin(us) castor-oil plant + oleic
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  • Associated words: ricinoleic, ricinolein, ricinus, Palma Christi.

    Putnam's Word Book

    Louis A. Flemming

  • It contains palmitic and several other fatty acids, among which there is one—ricinoleic acid—peculiar to itself.