omega-oxidation theory

o·me·ga-ox·i·da·tion the·o·ry

that the oxidation of fatty acids commences at the CH3 group, that is, the terminal or omega-group; beta-oxidation then proceeds at both ends of the fatty acid chain.

o·me·ga-ox·i·da·tion the·o·ry

(ō-māg'ă oks-i-dā'shŭn thē'ŏr-ē)
That the oxidation of fatty acids commences at the CH3 group, i.e., the terminal or omega-group; beta-oxidation then proceeds at both ends of the fatty acid chain.