An essential fatty acid acquired from vegetable sources; important in the biosynthesis of cell membranes.
One of the omega-6 family of essential fatty acids. It is found normally in vegetable oils such as those made from corn (maize) and soya as well as in some anomal fats. It is always automatically aded (along with linolenic acid) to milk formula preparations for babies.
A polyunsaturated fatty acid present in most vegetable oils.