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can refer to either of two octadecatrienoic acid
An octadecatrienoic acid is a chemical compounds with formula , a fatty acid with whose molecule has an 18-carbon unbranched backbone with three double bonds....
- α-Linolenic acid
α-Linolenic acid is an organic compound found in many common vegetable oils. In terms of its structure, it is named all-cis-9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid. In physiological literature, it is given the name 18:3 ....
, an ω-3 fatty acid found in many vegetable oils. The unmodified term linolenic acid most commonly refers to this substance.
- γ-Linolenic acid
γ-Linolenic acid is a fatty acid found primarily in vegetable oils...
, an ω-6 fatty acid