Meaning of ricinoleic acid

ric'inole'ic ac'id

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless to yellow, viscous, liquid, water-insoluble, unsaturated hydroxyl acid, CHO, occurring in castor oil in the form of the glyceride: used chiefly in soaps and textile finishing.
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