linolenic acid definition

  • noun:
    • An unsaturated fatty acid, C17H29COOH, considered essential to the peoples diet, that's an important element of natural drying essential oils.
    • An polyunsaturated fatty acid, having 18 carbon atoms and three two fold bonds, essential for person nourishment; its found in linseed alongside vegetable essential oils
    • a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid occurring in a few plant oils; an essential fatty acid

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