oleic acid

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oleic acid

 [o-le´ik]
a long-chain unsaturated fatty acid found in most animal fats and vegetable oils; used in pharmacy as an emulsifier and to assist absorption of some drugs by the skin.

o·le·ic ac·id

(ō-lē'ik as'id),
An 18-carbon singly unsaturated fatty acid that is the most widely distributed and abundant fatty acid in nature; used commercially in the preparation of oleates and lotions, and as a pharmaceutical solvent. Compare: elaidic acid.
[L. oleum, oil]

oleic acid

/ole·ic ac·id/ (o-le´ik) a monounsaturated 18-carbon fatty acid found in most animal fats and vegetable oils; used in pharmacy as an emulsifier and to assist absorption of some drugs by the skin.

oleic acid

[ōlē′ik]
Etymology: L, oleum, oil, acidus, sour
a colorless, monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid occurring in almost all natural fats. It is a liquid at room temperature. Commercial oleic acid is used in soaps, cosmetics, ointments, lubricants, and food additives.

o·le·ic ac·id

(ō-lē'ik as'id)
Unsaturated fatty acid that is the most widely distributed and abundant found in nature; used as a pharmaceutical solvent.
Compare: elaidic acid
[L. oleum, oil]

oleic acid

an unsaturated, oily liquid found in almost all natural fats, and used in cosmetics, lubricating oils and soaps.

o·le·ic ac·id

(ō-lē'ik as'id)
A fatty acid used commercially in preparation of oleates and lotions, and as a pharmaceutical solvent.
[L. oleum, oil]

oleic acid

a long-chain, 18-carbon, monounsaturated fatty acid found in animal and vegetable fats; the double bond is located at carbons 9,10; precursor of n-9 or omega 9 fatty acids.