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Definition of "erucic" [e•ru•cic]

  • Of, pertaining to, or derived from plants of the genus Eruca (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "erucic" in a sentence
  • "Formation of trans fatty acids and cyclic fatty acid monomers was investigated during refining of low erucic acid rapeseed oil."
  • "In much of the West, the sale of mustard oil for food use is illegal, for two reasons: it contains large quantities of an unusual fatty acid, erucic acid; and it contains irritating isothiocyanates."
  • "The expansion of the cultivation of oilseed rape in recent years in both western Europe and Canada is the result of plant breeding, which has culminated in the production of 'double zero' seed varieties in which erucic acid and glucosinolates are virtually eliminated."