monounsaturated fat(redirected from Monounsaturated fatty acids)
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monounsaturated fatA saturated fatty acid (i.e., an alkyl chain fatty acid) with one ethylenic (double) bond between the carbons in the fatty acid chain.
monounsaturated fatA saturated fatty acid–ie, an alkyl chain fatty acid with one ethylenic–double bond between the carbons in the fatty acid chain. See Fatty acid, Saturated fatty acid; Cf Polyunsaturated fatty acid, Unsaturated fatty acid.
mon·o·un·sat·ur·at·ed fat(mon'ō-ŭn-sach'ŭr-ā-tĕd fat)
A type of unsaturated fat that may help to reduce blood cholesterol levels.