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oleic acid

Syllabification: o·le·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ōˌlēik ˈasəd
 
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Definition of oleic acid in English:

noun

Chemistry
An unsaturated fatty acid present in many fats and soaps.
Example sentences
  • Soap molecules oleic acid and oleyl amine also included in the mixture tagged onto the metal particles and prevented them from growing beyond about 4nm in diameter.
  • We present evidence that it is the unique profile of the phenolic fraction, along with high intakes of squalene and the monounsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid, which confer its health-promoting properties.
  • That's because replacing polyunsaturated fatty acids with oleic acid could mean that less processing is needed to create the hardened but spreadable product.

Origin

early 19th century: oleic from Latin oleum 'oil'.

Derivatives

oleate

1
Pronunciation: /ˈōlēˌāt/
noun
Example sentences
  • In Western Sandpipers, the level of oleate did not increase when birds were fed the canola oil diet with high levels of oleate, and oleate levels did not decrease on the tripalmitin diet with low levels of oleate.
  • Similarly, Mallards deposit increased amounts of oleate during fattening prior to pairing and spring migration.
  • The amount of oleate incorporated per vesicle during the fast phase was therefore stoichiometrically limited by the amount of preformed vesicle surface area.

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