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Monounsaturated fatty acid

Definition

noun, plural: monounsaturated fatty acids

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


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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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Mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids

... insert double bonds between C9 and C10 of fatty acids, so eating monounsaturated fatty acids wouldn't do much good. However, polyunsaturated ...

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Topic: Mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids
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