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linolenic acid

 [lin″o-len´ik]
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.

linolenic acid

(lĭn′ə-lĕn′ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.

linolenic acid

[lin′ōlen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, linon, flax, oleum, oil
an unsaturated essential fatty acid occurring in triglycerides of canola, soy, linseed, and other vegetable oils.

linolenic acid

An 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 acid

An essential fatty acid. Like LINOLEIC and arachidonic acids it is polyunsaturated and found in vegetable oils and wheat germ.

linolenic acid

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.
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The sample heated at 275[degrees]C for 6-10 hours contain all the isomers of linolenic acid in the mixture.
Palmitic acid showed positive genotypic and phenotypic correlation with linolenic acid.
A higher percentage of palmitic, miristic and eicosenoic acids was observed in 2009 while the second year (2010) had higher linolenic acid content.
In soybean oil oleic (C18:1), linoleic acid (C18:2) and linolenic acid (C18:3) percentage were 23.
Soybeans that contain low linolenic acid content result in more stable oil that does not require hydrogenation.
The low linolenic acid soybean line CX1512-44 was previously developed from a mutagenesis breeding program as a selection from the cross 10689-4 x C1813 (J.
To cut trans fats in their products by 2006, the food industry could switch from soybean oil to alternative oils that don't contain linolenic acid.
The researchers learned that mayolenes are derived from a common fatty substance, linolenic acid.
Developed for the southern United States, Soyola yields oil with about half the linolenic acid of today's commercial varieties.
Oleic acid content of genotype kernels with dark color (C and hdeg values are low) were the lowest but the linolenic acid contents of them were the highest.
Stable frying oils need to have low levels of linolenic acid, more oleic acid and less linoleic acid, which is similar to what is found in hydrogenated oil.