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Polyunsaturate

Definition

noun, plural: polyunsaturates

A polyunsaturated fatty acid where the hydrocarbon chain contains more than one double or triple bond.


Supplement

Polyunsaturates include the essential fatty acids, omega fatty acids, and linoleic acids. They are found chiefly in fish, seeds, bananas, nuts, and vegetable oils.


Word origin: poly- (many)

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