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Related to Linolenic: arachidonic acid, Alpha linolenic acid
an essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by animal tissues and must be obtained in the diet.
lin·o·len·ic ac·id(lin'ō-len'ik as'id), Do not confuse this word with linoleic acid.
9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid (also referred to as α-l); an 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals. γ-linolenic acid is 6,9,12-octadecatrienoic acid.
linolenic acid/lin·o·len·ic ac·id/ (lin″o-len´ik) a polyunsaturated 18-carbon essential fatty acid occurring in some fish oils and many seed-derived oils.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.
Etymology: Gk, linon, flax, oleum, oil
an unsaturated essential fatty acid occurring in triglycerides of canola, soy, linseed, and other vegetable oils.
linolenic acidAn essential 18-carbon fatty acid with 3 unsaturated bonds of either plant (alpha-linolenic acid) or animal (gamma-linolenic acid) origin.
lin·o·len·ic ac·id(lin'ō-len'ik as'id) Do not confuse this word with linoleic acid.
An 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals.
linolenic acidAn essential fatty acid. Like LINOLEIC and arachidonic acids it is polyunsaturated and found in vegetable oils and wheat germ.
an essential fatty acid; α-linolenic acid is an 18 carbon fatty acid containing three double bonds at carbons 9, 12, and 15; found in plant leaves and some vegetable oils. γ-linolenic acid is an 18 carbon fatty acid containing double bonds at carbons 6, 9 and 12; produced in animals by the desaturation of linoleic acid.