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erucic acid

[ih-roo-sik]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a solid fatty acid, a homologue of oleic acid, derived from oils of mustard seed and rapeseed.
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Origin of erucic acid

1865–70; < New Latin Eruc(a) the rocket genus (Latin ērūca; cf. rocket2) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for erucic acid

erucic acid

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