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Noun: linoleic acid  ,lin'lee-ik 'a-sid
  1. A liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid abundant in plant fats and oils; a fatty acid essential for nutrition; used to make soap
    - linolic acid

Derived forms: linoleic acids

Type of: polyunsaturated fatty acid

Part of: corn oil, flaxseed oil, linseed oil, soyabean oil, soybean oil

Encyclopedia: Linoleic acid