ricinoleic acid


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ric·i·no·le·ic ac·id

(ris'i-nō-lē'ik as'id),
An unsaturated hydroxy acid present in castor oil.

ricinoleic acid

(rĭs′ĭn-ō-lē′ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H34O3, prepared from castor oil and used in making soaps and in textile finishing.

ricinoleic acid

C18H34O3, an unsaturated hydroxy acid making up about 80% of fatty acids in the glycerides of castor oil. It has a strong laxative action.
CAS # 141-22-0
See also: acid
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