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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.
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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.
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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.
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linolenic acid

An essential 18-carbon fatty acid with 3 unsaturated bonds of either plant (alpha-linolenic acid) or animal (gamma-linolenic acid) origin.
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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.
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linolenic acid

An essential fatty acid. Like LINOLEIC and arachidonic acids it is polyunsaturated and found in vegetable oils and wheat germ.
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Nuts are high in mono-unsaturated fat (oleic acid) values whereas walnuts are also rich in two poly-unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acids (Zwarts et al., 1999; Maguire et al., 2004).
Zero-erucic acid forms of this crop, developed by different breeding approaches, are characterized by a seed oil fatty acid profile mainly made up of oleic acid (330 g [kg.sup.-1]), linoleic acid (370 g [kg.sup.-1]), and linolenic acid (210 g [kg.sup.-1]) (Alonso et al., 1991; Getinet et al., 1994; Fernandez-Martinez et al., 2001).
* Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an unusual omega-6 fatty acid with powerful implications for human health.
Decreasing the levels of linolenic acid and increasing the levels of oleic acid in canola oil give greater frying stability as measured by the number of total polar compounds (TPCs).
Although progress has been made with mutation breeding approaches, achieving significantly low linolenic acid levels has been hampered by the quantitative nature of the trait.
Maternal effects on the oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acid content of rapeseed oil.
The total membrane fatty acid content of rhizome and crown tissues of seashore paspalum was principally made up of four fatty acids: palmitic acid (C16:0), stearic acid (C18:0), linoleic acid (C18:2), and linolenic acid (C18:3).
Percentage of PUFA in nuts comprised up to 78% due to greater contents of linoleic and linolenic acid FA are necessary in human diet for growth maintenance and reproduction [3].
Conjugated Linolenic Acid from Pomegranate May Improve Healing After Facial Laser Resurfacing
Arcadia Biosciences Inc (Nasdaq: RKDA), an agricultural food ingredient company, announced on Thursday the grant of further approval by the US FDA of the ingredient of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) safflower oil as both safe and nutritious for use in cat food.
Gamma linolenic acid: an antiinflammatory omega-6 fatty acid.