Oleic
Oleic O"le*ic ([=o]*l[=e]"[i^]k or [=o]*l[=a]"[i^]k or [=o]"l[-e]*[i^]k), a. [L. oleum oil: cf. F. ol['e]ique.] (Physiol.Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or contained in, oil; as, oleic acid, an acid of the acrylic acid series found combined with glyceryl in the form of olein in certain animal and vegetable fats and oils, such as sperm oil, olive oil, etc. At low temperatures the acid is crystalline, but melts to an oily liquid above 14[deg] C. [1913 Webster]

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  • oleic — OLÉIC, Ă, oleici, ce, adj. Care provine din (sau se referă la) grăsimi şi uleiuri naturale. ♢ Acid oleic = acid gras, nesaturat, care se găseşte în numeroase grăsimi naturale, având întrebuinţări în industrie la obţinerea săpunurilor moi, a… …   Dicționar Român

  • oleic — [ō lē′ik, ōlā′ik; ō′lēik] adj. [< L oleum,OIL + IC] 1. of or obtained from oil 2. of or pertaining to oleic acid …   English World dictionary

  • oleic — (ˈ)ō|lēik adjective Etymology: ole + ic 1. : relating to, derived from, or contained in oil 2. : of or relating to oleic acid or its derivatives oleic esters …   Useful english dictionary

  • oleic — /oh lee ik, oh lee ik/, adj. Chem. pertaining to or derived from oleic acid. [1810 20; < L ole(um) OIL + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • oleic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to oil, especially to vegetable oil b) Of or pertaining to oleic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • oleic — ole·ic ō lē ik, lā adj of or relating to oleic acid …   Medical dictionary

  • oleic — adj. of oleic acid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oleic — o•le•ic [[t]oʊˈli ɪk, ˈoʊ li ɪk[/t]] adj. chem. pertaining to or derived from oleic acid • Etymology: 1810–20; < L ole(um) oil+ ic …   From formal English to slang

  • oleic — /oʊˈliɪk/ (say oh leeik) adjective relating to or derived from oleic acid. {Latin oleum oil + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

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