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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.
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The moderate-fat diets were almost identical except that one included an avocado per day while the other provided a similar amount of oleic acid from other sources such as olive oil.
high level of production and usage of sunflower oil in food industry was due to high content of oleic acids and linoleic which both of them account for about 90% of the total fatty acids [2].
outer diameter copper tube was used to inject oleic acid or potassium chloride (KCl) particles into the wind tunnel that were generated from liquid solutions using a custom-designed and -built aerosol generator.
Additional modification with stearic and oleic acid (2%) increases the rapeseed oil consistency, but decreases that of lard.
Oleic acid which has some advantages over the other fatty acids in terms of cooking and health (MATTSON; GRUNDY, 1985) is normally found in corn oil at a level of about 25%, and genotypes with higher levels of this fatty acid is economically more valuable (MIKKILINENI; ROCHEFORD, 2003).
Particularly as the level of oleic acid present in the mustard oil was undetectable, yet the mustard oil still proved to be damaging to the stratum corneum.
The deposited sol-gel coatings with different curing processes were studied by measuring the contact angle of water and oleic acid with CAM 200 optical contact angle apparatus (KSV Instruments Ltd.
High oleic acid (C18:1) in soybean seed is expected to increase oxidative potential and the yield of aromatic based chemicals suitable for hydrocracking.
In this investigation, some oleic acid esters are synthesized using dodecyl alcohol, propylene glycol and pentaerythritol as the alcoholic compartments.
The fatty acid primarily responsible for soft fat in Japanese (Wagyu) and Korean (Hanwoo) cattle is oleic acid (18:1n-9).