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de·sat·u·ra·tion

(dē'sat-yū-rā'shŭn),
1. The act, or the result of the act, of making something less completely saturated; more specifically, the percentage of total binding sites remaining unfilled; for example, when hemoglobin is 70% saturated with oxygen and nothing else, its desaturation is 30%. Compare: saturation (5).
2. The process or reaction of removal of two hydrogen atoms from a molecule, resulting in the formation of a double bond.

desaturation

/de·sat·u·ra·tion/ (de-sach″ah-ra´shun) the process of converting a saturated compound to one that is unsaturated, such as the introduction of a double bond between carbon atoms of a fatty acid.

desaturation

[dēsach′ərā′shən]
Etymology: L, de, from, saturare, to fill
the formation of an unsaturated chemical compound from a saturated one.

de·sat·u·ra·tion

(dē-sat'yūr-ā'shŭn)
The act, or the result of the act, of making something less completely saturated; more specifically, the percentage of total binding sites remaining unfilled, e.g., when hemoglobin is 70% saturated with oxygen and nothing else, its desaturation is 30%.
Compare: saturation (5)

de·sat·u·ra·tion

(dē-sat'yūr-ā'shŭn)
The act, or the result of the act, of making something less completely saturated.

desaturation (dēsat´yərā´shən),

n the conversion of a saturated compound such as stearin into an unsaturated compound such as olein by the removal of hydrogen.

desaturation

insertion of double bonds; process of insertion of double bonds in the carboxyl end of fatty acids.
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