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LINOLEIC ACID

 Dictionary entry overview: What does linoleic acid mean? 

LINOLEIC ACID (noun)
  The noun LINOLEIC ACID has 1 sense:

1. a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid abundant in plant fats and oils; a fatty acid essential for nutrition; used to make soap

  Familiarity information: LINOLEIC ACID used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LINOLEIC ACID (noun)


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Meaning:

A liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid abundant in plant fats and oils; a fatty acid essential for nutrition; used to make soap

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

linoleic acid; linolic acid

Hypernyms ("linoleic acid" is a kind of...):

polyunsaturated fatty acid (an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has more than one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in fish and corn and soybean oil and safflower oil)

Holonyms ("linoleic acid" is a substance of...):

corn oil (oil from the germs of corn grains)

soyabean oil; soybean oil (oil from soya beans)

flaxseed oil; linseed oil (a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints)


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