linoleic

[ lin-l-ee-ik, li-noh-lee-ik ]
/ ˌlɪn lˈi ɪk, lɪˈnoʊ li ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

of or derived from linoleic acid.

Origin of linoleic

1855–60; < Greek lín(on) flax + oleic
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Examples from the Web for linoleic

  • It contains glycerides of linoleic and especially palmitic acid.

  • 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