linoleic [lin-l-ee-ik, li-noh-lee-ik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.
- of or derived from linoleic acid.
Origin of linoleic 1855–60; Greek lín(on) flax + oleic Examples from the Web for linoleic Historical Examples of linoleic
It contains glycerides of linoleic and especially palmitic acid.
Henry A. Gardner
The stream of hydrogen blown through the hot oil converts the linoleic acid to oleic and then the oleic into stearic.
Edwin E. Slosson