saturated fatty acid


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Related to saturated fatty acid: polyunsaturated fatty acid, monounsaturated fatty acid

sat·u·rat·ed fat·ty ac·id

a fatty acid, the carbon chain of which contains no ethylenic or other unsaturated linkages between carbon atoms (for example, stearic acid and palmitic acid); called saturated because it is incapable of absorbing any more hydrogen.

saturated fatty acid

a fatty acid in which all of the carbon atoms in the hydrocarbon chain are joined by single bonds. They exist mostly as components of fats (triglycerides) or other lipids of animal origin. Foods rich in saturated fatty acids include beef, lamb, pork, veal, whole-milk products, butter, most cheeses, and a few plant products such as cocoa butter, coconut oil, and palm oil. Ordinary oleomargarine and hydrogenated shortenings also contain saturated fatty acids. A diet high in saturated fatty acids may contribute to a high serum cholesterol level and appears to be associated with an increased incidence of coronary heart disease in some populations. Compare unsaturated fatty acid.

saturated fatty acid

An alkyl-chain fatty acid that has no double (ethylenic) bonds between carbons; it is called saturated as the chain is incapable of absorbing more hydrogen. These fatty acids have higher melting points and may be solid at room temperature. Saturated fatty acids (e.g., stearic acid) are found in animal fats (e.g., butter, margarine, meat and dairy).

saturated fatty acid

Nutrition An animal fats–eg, butter, margarine, meat and dairy fats are rich in SFAs–eg, stearic acid; ↑ consumption of SFAs is linked to CAD. See Fatty acid; Cf Unsaturated fatty acid.

sat·u·rat·ed fat·ty ac·id

(sach'ŭr-āt'ĕd fat'ē as'id)
A fatty acid, the carbon chain of which contains no ethylenic or other unsaturated linkages between carbon atoms (e.g., stearic acid and palmitic acid); called saturated because it is incapable of absorbing any more hydrogen.

sat·u·rat·ed fat·ty ac·id

(sach'ŭr-āt'ĕd fat'ē as'id)
A fatty acid, the carbon chain of which contains no ethylenic or other unsaturated linkages between carbon atoms (e.g., stearic acid and palmitic acid); called saturated because it is incapable of absorbing any more hydrogen.

saturated fatty acid,

n any of a number of glyceryl esters of certain organic acids in which all atoms are joined by single bonds. These fats are chiefly of animal origin but include cocoa butter, coconut oil, and palm oil.
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