ricinoleic acid[rī si nō lē′ik, ris′-; -nō′lē ik]
an unsaturated fatty acid, CHO, found as an ester of glycerin in castor oil and used in soaps, textile finishing, etc.
Origin of ricinoleic acidricin + oleic
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H34O3, prepared from castor oil and used in making soaps and in textile finishing.
Origin of ricinoleic acidLatin ricinus, castor-oil plant + oleic.