cis fatty acid

cis fatty acid

A natural fatty acid in which the carbon moieties lie on the same side of the double bond; natural fats and oils contain only cis double bonds (e.g., oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid with a cis configuration).

cis fatty acid

Nutrition A natural fatty acid, in which the carbon moieties lie on the same side of the double bond; natural fats and oils contain only cis double bonds–eg, oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid with a cis configuration. See Fatty acid; Cf Trans fatty acid.
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oleic acid, the monounsaturated cis fatty acid normally found in olive oil,
The predominant unsaturated fatty acids, which come mostly from vegetable and fish oils in our dietary fats, are the cis fatty acids.