[ lin-l-ee-ik, li-noh-lee-ik ]

  1. of or derived from linoleic acid.

Origin of linoleic

1855–60; <Greek lín(on) flax + oleic

Words Nearby linoleic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use linoleic in a sentence

  • 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
  • It contains glycerides of linoleic and especially palmitic acid.

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner