Definition of oleoyl in English:

oleoyl

(also oleyl)

Pronunciation /ˈəʊlɪˌəʊɪl/

noun

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

    Recorded earliest in oleoyl alcohol.

Origin

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