petroselinic acid

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petroselinic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) An unsaturated fatty acid cis-6-octadecenoic acid found in many members of the Apiaceae family (e.g. parsley seed oil); it is a positional isomer of oleic acid, the double bond being in position 6 instead of 9.