Definitions for "Erucic acid"
One of the active components of Lorenzo's Oil, it is a 22-carbon monounsaturated fatty acid present in the seeds of the nasturtium flower and of several Cruciferae species (rape, mustard, and wallflower).
The major fatty acid found in rapeseed oil used for industrial purposes. Varieties of oil with low erucic acid content such as canola oil have nutritional value.
a fatty acid having 22 carbons and one double bond that is common to traditional rapeseed oil. Canola oil contains less than 2 percent erucic acid.