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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.
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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]
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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]
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oleic acid

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