linoleic [lin-l-ee-ik, li-noh-lee-ik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.

  1. 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.

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    Henry A. Gardner

  • The stream of hydrogen blown through the hot oil converts the linoleic acid to oleic and then the oleic into stearic.

    Creative Chemistry

    Edwin E. Slosson

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