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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.


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Nearby words

erts, erté, erub, erubescence, erubescent, erucic acid, eruciform, eruct, eructate, eructation, erudite

Origin of erucic acid

1865–70; < New Latin Eruc(a) the rocket genus (Latin ērūca; cf. rocket2) + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for erucic acid

erucic acid

/ (ɪˈruːsɪk) /


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