ricinoleic acid[rī si nō lē′ik, ris′-; -nō′lē ik]
ricinoleic acid definition by Webster's New World
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an unsaturated fatty acid, CHO, found as an ester of glycerin in castor oil and used in soaps, textile finishing, etc.
Origin: ricin plush oleic
ricinoleic acid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H34O3, prepared from castor oil and used in making soaps and in textile finishing.
Origin: Latin ricinus, castor-oil plant + oleic.