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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.
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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.
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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.
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