1. denoting an organic compound that has only single bonds between carbon atoms.
2. holding all of a solute that can be held in a solution by the solvent (saturated solution).
saturated /sat·u·rat·ed/ (sach´ah-rāt″ed)
denoting a chemical compound that has only single bonds and no double or triple bonds between atoms.
Palmitic acid, a common saturated fatty acid.
2. unable to hold in solution any more of a given substance.
a. Combined with or containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature.
b. Relating to an organic compound, especially a fatty acid, containing the maximum number of hydrogen atoms and only single bonds between the carbon atoms.
Etymology: L, saturare, to fill
1 having absorbed or dissolved the maximum amount of a given substance, such as a solution in which no more of the solute can be dissolved.
also called saturated hydrocarbon. An organic compound that contains the maximum number of hydrogen atoms so that only single bonds exist in the carbon chain, as in saturated fatty acids. Compare unsaturated
adj having all chemical affinities satisfied; unable to hold in solution any more of a given substance.
1. denoting an organic compound that has only single bonds between carbon atoms and is therefore less reactive than one with double bonds, e.g. saturated fatty acids.
2. holding all of a solute that can be held in solution by the solvent (saturated solution).
Patient discussion about saturated
Q. I am wondering if any of you are ENTHUSED about the use of COCONUT OIL. I ask because it IS SATURATED FAT. I have trouble losing weight. That inculdes getting cold frequently, and was wondering if cocounut oil would help me maintain body temperture more easily. Also, I have notice that SOME claim that coconut oil has many health benefits not affiliated with polyunsaturates.
A. i know there was a Polynesian research about people that consume coconut oil on a daily basis in parallel to people who don't. they found out that there are high cholesterol levels among the people that consumed coconut oil but no significant difference in heart problems.More discussions about saturated