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linoleic acid

 [lin″o-le´ik]
an essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by animal tissues and must be obtained in the diet.

lin·o·le·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-lē'ik as'id), Do not confuse this word with linolenic acid.
9,12-Octadecadienoic acid; a doubly unsaturated 18-carbon fatty acid, occurring widely in plant glycerides, that is essential in nutrition in mammals.
Synonym(s): linolic acid
[L. linum, flax, + oleum, oil]

linoleic acid

/lin·o·le·ic ac·id/ (lin″o-le´ik) a polyunsaturated fatty acid, occurring as a major constituent of many vegetable oils; it is used in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins and cell membranes.

linoleic acid

(lĭn′ə-lē′ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H32O2, that is considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of drying oils, such as linseed oil.

linoleic acid

[lin′əlē′ik]
Etymology: Gk, linon, flax, oleum, oil
a colorless to straw-colored essential fatty acid with two unsaturated bonds, occurring in many vegetable oils, such as corn, soy, and safflower oils. Commercially produced linoleic acid is used in margarine and animal feeds.

linoleic acid

An essential 18-carbon fatty acid with two unsaturated bonds which derived from plant oils.

lin·o·le·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-lē'ik as'id) Do not confuse this word with linolenic acid.
Doubly unsaturated 18-carbon fatty acid, occurring widely in plant glycerides; essential in nutrition in mammals.
[L. linum, flax, + oleum, oil]

linoleic acid

The principle fatty acid in plant seed oils. An essential polyunsaturated fatty acid, interconvertible with LINOLENIC ACID and arachidonic acid and needed for cell membranes and the synthesis of PROSTAGLANDINS. It is plentiful in vegetable fats. Essential fatty acid dietary deficiency is rare.

linoleic acid

or

essential fatty acid

an unsaturated fatty acid that cannot be synthesized in the human body and is therefore described as ‘essential’. Deficiency of linoleic acid in the diet results in increased metabolic activity, failure in growth and even death.

linoleic acid

(lin´əlē´ik),
n an unsaturated fatty acid essential to nutrition. Linoleic acid occurs in many plant glycerides.

linoleic acid

an essential fatty acid; contains 18 carbons and 2 double bonds at carbons 9, 10 and 12,13; precursor of n-6 or omega 6 fatty acids; the major unsaturated fatty acid found in vegetable oils.

linoleic acid acid deficiency
dry, scaling skin and alopecia have been reported in cats deficient in linoleic acid. Dietary deficiency occurs in cats fed diets low in fat, containing rancid fat, or with little or no animal-source fats.
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It is also known that the incubation of organic acids with linoleic acid affects rumen fermentation and competes with methane and the BH of linoleic acid in the utilization of metabolic H2 by rumen microbes (Li et al.
Inversely to oleic acid concentration, linoleic acid percentage showed a decrease in 2010.
Adipose depot and organ weight: Conjugated linoleic acid diet decreased inguinal, epididymal and retroperitoneal adipose depot by 23, 45 and 61 per cent, respectively (P<0.
Rahman SM, Kinoshita T, Toyoaki A and Y Takagi Combining ability in loci for high oleic and low linoleic acids in soybean.
Opposing effects of cis- 9,trans-11 and trans-10,cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid on blood lipids in healthy humans.
Conjugated linoleic acids alter the fatty acid composition and physical properties of egg yolk and albumen.
Dietary conjugated linoleic acid modulation of phorbol ester skin tumor promotion.
Then a mixture of Methyl esters of Conjugated Linoleic Acids was prepared by a procedure described in Christy [14,15].
Objective: To explore the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid supplementation on some inflammatory factors in young healthy males during exhaustive exercise.
Half of the oils also have their oleic to linoleic acid ratio to be greater than 1.
Lack of effect of dietary conjugated linoleic acids naturally incorporated into butter on the lipid profile and body composition of overweight and obese men.