linolenic acidlin·o·len·ic acid
an unsaturated fatty acid, CHCOOH, found as a glyceryl ester in fats and oils: used in drying oils, varnishes, resins, paints, etc. and considered essential in animal diets
Origin of linolenic acidfrom linol(eic acid) + -en(e) + -ic
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.
Origin of linolenic acidBlend of linoleic acid -ene