erucic acid definition

  • noun:
    • A fatty acid, C22H42O2, getting back together 40 to 50 per cent of this complete fatty acid in rapeseed, wallflower seed, and mustard seed.
    • a lengthy string unsaturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)7CH=CH(CH2)11COOH, found in rapeseed and mustard seed oils; the cis- isomer is erucic acid, the trans- isomer is brassidic acid
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