Linoleic meaning

Of, or derived from linoleum, or linseed oil.
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(chemistry) Designating an organic fatty acid, a thin yellow oil, found combined as an ester of glycerol in oils of linseed, poppy, hemp, and certain nuts; it is a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms and two double bonds.
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Origin of linoleic

  • Greek linon (flax) Oleic - of or relating to oil or oleic acid

    From Wiktionary