Linolenic acid can refer to either of two octadecatrienoic acids, or a mixture of the two. Linolenate (in the form of esters of linolenic acid) is often found in vegetable oils; traditionally, such fatty acylates are reported as the fatty acids: ...
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[n] - a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils
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An 18-carbon fatty acid with three double bonds (9, 12, 15, octadecatrienoic acid) and a - and g -isomers. Essential dietary component for mammals. See fatty acids.
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An 18 carbon fatty acid with three double bonds (9, 12, 15, octadecatrienoic acid) and _ and _ isomers. Essential dietary component for mammals. ... See: fatty acids. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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noun a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid
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(lin″o-len´ik) a polyunsaturatedessential fatty acid, found in fish oils and seed-derived oils; in the body it is used in the formation of prostaglandin.
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(from the article `fat`) Many animals require some fat containing one or more of the essential fatty acids (linoleic, arachidonic, and to a limited extent linolenic) to ... Many unsaturated acids occur in fats. The most important of these are oleic, linoleic, linolenic, and arachidonic acids....is t...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: lin′ō-len′ik as′id Definitions: 1. an 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals. γ-linolenic acid is 6,9,12-octadecatrienoic acid.
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An essential fatty acid and, more precise an omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acid. It is found in high concentrations in flaxseed oil.
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