ricinoleic acid

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From translingual Ricin(us) +‎ oleic acid.

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ricinoleic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A crystalline unsaturated hydroxy fatty acid C18H34O3 that yields esters important as plasticizers and whose glyceride (ricinolein) is the main component of castor oil.

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