Etymology: Greek word linon (flax) Oleic - of or relating to oil or oleic acid
- Of, or derived from linoleum, or linseed oil
- (chemistry) 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.
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