Definitions for linolenic acidˈlɪn lˈɛn ɪk, ˌlɪn-

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lin′o•len′ic ac′idˈlɪn lˈɛn ɪk, ˌlɪn-(n.)

  1. an essential fatty acid, C18H30O2, used in medicine and drying oils.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of linolenic acid:

< G Linolensӓure (1887), alter. of Linolsӓure linoleic acid , by insertion of -en -ene

Princeton's WordNet

  1. linolenic acid(noun)

    a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid


  1. linolenic acid(Noun)

    An polyunsaturated fatty acid, having 18 carbon atoms and three double bonds, essential for human nutrition; it is found in linseed and other vegetable oils


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