from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An unsaturated fatty acid, C17H29COOH, considered essential to the human diet, that is an important component of natural drying oils.
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- n. 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
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid
Blend of linoleic acid and -ene.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)