Definition of Linolic acid

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

Exact synonyms: Linoleic Acid
Substance meronyms: Corn Oil, Soyabean Oil, Soybean Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Linseed Oil
Generic synonyms: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid



Medical Definition of Linolic acid

1. An essential fatty acid (9, 12, octadecadienoic acid), occurs as a glyceride component in many fats and oils. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linolic Acid

linoleates
linoleic
linoleic acid
linoleic acids
linolein
linolenic
linolenic acid
linolenic acids
linolenoyl
linoleoyl
linoleoyls
linoleum
linoleum cutter
linoleum knife
linoleums
linolic acid (current term)
linos
linotype
linotyped
linotyper
linotypers
linotypes
linotyping
linotypist
linotypists
linoxin
linoxins
lins
linsang
linsangs

Literary usage of Linolic acid

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1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1921)
"The methylester of linolic acid thus obtained is saponified in the cold with alcoholic soda or potash, and linolic acid is liberated from the soap by ..."

2. Dairy Chemistry: A Practical Handbook for Dairy Chemists and Others Having by Henry Droop Richmond (1899)
"linolic acid is an oily substance of slight yellow colour, having a faint acid reaction ... The salts of linolic acid resemble those of oleic acid, ..."

3. Treatise on General and Industrial Organic Chemistry by Ettore Molinari (1921)
"This is linolic acid, ... whilst the other drying oils contain linolic acid in preponderating amount. The constitution of Linolenic Acid was definitely ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"... his investigations the fluid fatty acids of linseed oil, hemp seed oil, poppy oil, nut oil and cotton seed oil, and established in them : linolic acid, ..."

5. Iron Corrosion: Anti-fouling and Anti-corrosive Paints by Louis Edgar Andés (1900)
"When exposed to the air, linolic acid greedily absorbs oxygen (about 2 per cent.) and becomes thick and viscous, changing finally into a mass resembling ..."

6. Iron Corrosion: Anti-fouling and Anti-corrosive Paints by Louis Edgar Andés (1900)
"When exposed to the air, linolic acid greedily absorbs oxygen (about 2 per cent.) and becomes thick and viscous, changing finally into a mass resembling ..."

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