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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to linolenic acid or its derivatives

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless liquid, C18H30O2, obtained from various oils, such as linseed and cotton-seed. It has an odor of blubber and combines with six atoms of bromine.


From linoleic + -ene because of the extra double bond (Wiktionary)



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