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Medical Term:

linolenic acid

Pronunciation: lin'o-len'ik as'id

Definition: an 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals. ?-linolenic acid is 6,9,12-octadecatrienoic acid.

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