Monounsaturated fatty acid

Definition

noun, plural: monounsaturated fatty acids

An unsaturated fatty acid containing only one double or triple bond in the hydrocarbon chain.


Supplement

Monounsaturated fatty acids are found chiefly in almonds, canola, avocados, and olive oil. Common forms are the palmitoleic acid and oleic acid.


Word origin: mono- (single)

Abbreviation: MUFA

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