from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or derived from linoleum, or linseed oil
  • adj. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, linoleum, or linseed oil; specifically (Chem.), designating an organic acid, a thin yellow oil, found combined as a salt of glycerin in oils of linseed, poppy, hemp, and certain nuts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Related to, existing in, or containing the oil of linseed.


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


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  • "Nutritionally, a high level of saturated fatty acids in food might be undesirable because of the association of saturated fatty acids with incidences of artheriosclerotic disorders," the team wrote, adding that the presence of essential fatty acids such as linoleic linolenic, and arachidonic acids further points to the nutritional value of these insects and larval oils.

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  • Firstly there is a requirement, particularly in poultry, for essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid.

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  • According to Wisegeek, "It is a polyunsaturated oil, and contains beneficial compounds such as linoleic acid" and Wikipedia states "The metabolic energy density of grape seed oil is comparable to that of other oils: However, because less oil is needed for cooking, it can be used within a low-fat diet especially when combined with good frying techniques which reduces the amount of absorbed oil.

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  • If you opt for sunflower oil, you can get either high-oleic sunflower oil, which has monounsaturated levels of 80 percent and above, or the more common linoleic sunflower oil, which is high in polyunsaturates or linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid.

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  • Avocados are one of the "good" fats, containing oleic and linoleic acids, which help lower cholesterol.

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  • In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers explored the association between the risk of prostate cancer and intake of the omega-3 fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid, EPA, and DHA; and the omega-6 fatty acids linoleic acid and arachidonic acid.

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