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Oiticica Oil

\ˌói-tә-ˈsē-kә-\ n [Portuguese, fr. Tupi] (1901) Obtained from the nuts of Licania rigida, a tree native to Brazil. It is unique by reason of the fact that its main constituent acid is licanic acid shown below. This acid is highly unsaturated because of its three conjugated double bonds and it also contains a ketonic group. Oiticica oil is similar to tung oil in that it has