Definitions for linolenic acidˈlɪn lˈɛn ɪk, ˌlɪn-
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lin′o•len′ic ac′idˈlɪn lˈɛn ɪk, ˌlɪn-(n.)
an essential fatty acid, C18H30O2, used in medicine and drying oils.
Origin of linolenic acid:
< G Linolensӓure (1887), alter. of Linolsӓure linoleic acid , by insertion of -en -ene
a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid
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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