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LINOLEIC ACID

Definition

An essential fatty acid necessary for growth in animals; 18-carbon fatty acid with two methylene-interrupted double bonds; has 6 carbons from the last double-bond to the terminal methylene group; hence, _6 or n-6, e.g. 18:2 n-6. Animals are unable to synthesize this or other fatty acids with the n-6 double-bond structure. A dietary source of n-6 fatty acids is essential to most animals.a dietary source of n-6 fatty acids. Chemical formula is C 18H3202.

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