Definition of oleoyl in English:

oleoyl

(also oleyl)

noun

Chemistry
  • The hydrocarbon radical —CH₃(CH₂)₇CH=CH(CH₂)₇CH₂, derived from oleic acid; cis-9-octadecen-1-oyl. Usually attributive.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From ole- + -oyl.

Pronunciation

oleoyl

/ˈəʊlɪˌəʊɪl/