unsaturated fatty acid


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un·sat·ur·at·ed fat·ty ac·id

a fatty acid, the carbon chain of which possesses one or more double or triple bonds (for example, oleic acid, with one double bond in the molecule, and linoleic acid, with two); called unsaturated because it is capable of absorbing additional hydrogen.

unsaturated fat

An alkyl-chain fatty acid with one or more double (ethylenic) bonds between carbons (called unsaturated as the chain is capable of absorbing more hydrogen). Unsaturated fats  (UFs) have lower melting points, and most are liquid at room temperature. UFs can be monounsaturated (i.e., have one double bond, such as oleic acid), which are widely distributed in nature, or polyunsaturated (i.e., has two or more double bonds, such as linolenic acid), which are found in safflower and corn oils.

un·sat·ur·at·ed fat·ty ac·id

(ŭn-sach'ŭr-āt-ĕd fat'ē as'id)
A fatty acid, the carbon chain of which possesses one or more double or triple bonds (e.g., oleic acid, with one double bond in the molecule, and linoleic acid, with two); called unsaturated because it is capable of absorbing additional hydrogen.

unsaturated fatty acid

A fatty acid with one double bond between carbons.

un·sat·ur·at·ed fat·ty ac·id

(ŭn-sach'ŭr-āt-ĕd fat'ē as'id)
A fatty acid, the carbon chain of which possesses one or more double or triple bonds.
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