Definition of erucic acid in English:
A solid compound present in mustard and rape seeds.
- The original rapeseed oil, used as both a lubricant and an edible oil, was harmful when ingested because of high levels of a chemical called erucic acid.
- The seed oil has a much reduced content of erucic acid, which is a long-chain fatty acid that is toxic to humans.
- For both identified QTL, the results showed that the alleles associated with high erucic acid levels are derived from the Sollux parent.
Definition of erucic acid in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan