alpha-linolenic acid

Definitions of alpha-linolenic acid
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n a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms; the only omega-3 fatty acid found in vegetable products; it is most abundant in canola oil; a fatty acid essential for nutrition

Type of:
omega-3, omega-3 fatty acid
a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning

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