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polyunsaturated

 [pol″e-un-sach´er-a-ted]
denoting a fatty acid, e.g., linoleic acid, having more than one double bond in its hydrocarbon chain.

polyunsaturated

(pŏl′ē-ŭn-săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
adj.
Of or relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fatty acids, having two or more double bonds between the carbon atoms. Increasing dietary intake of foods containing polyunsaturated fatty acids, including safflower, sunflower, soybean, and corn oils and cold-water fish such as salmon, can decrease LDL cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.

polyunsaturated

Pertaining to long chain carbon compounds, especially fatty acids, that contain more than one carbon to carbon double bonds (unsaturated bonds).

polyunsaturated

(of FAT and FATTY ACIDS) having more than one carbon-carbon(C==C) double-bond in the HYDROCARBON chain.