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[oh-lee-ik, oh-lee-ik]
adjective Chemistry.
  1. pertaining to or derived from oleic acid.
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Origin of oleic

1810–20; < Latin ole(um) oil + -ic
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Examples from the Web for oleic

Historical Examples

  • This was further purified by forming the Boreum salt of oleic acid.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885


  • Care must be exercised not to heat too highly or the oleic acid will decompose.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen

  • Fats are glycerides; that is, combinations of oleic, palmetic, and stearic acids.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

  • A variety of oleic acid discovered in saponified castor oil.

  • Besides these the fatty acids, stearic, red oil (oleic acid) are more or less extensively used.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen