linoleic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, or derived from linoleum, or linseed oil
    • designating a natural fatty acid, a thin yellowish oil, discovered combined as an ester of glycerol in oils of linseed, poppy, hemp, and particular nuts; it's a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms and two two fold bonds.
    • regarding, or produced by, linoleum, or linseed oil; especially (Chem.), designating a natural acid, a thin yellow oil, discovered combined as a salt of glycerin in essential oils of linseed, poppy, hemp, and specific nuts.
  • others:
    • Related to, current in, or containing the oil of linseed.

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