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Unsaturated fatty acid

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noun, plural: unsaturated fatty acids

A form of fatty acid containing one or more double (or triple) bonds and therefore can absorb additional hydrogen atoms.


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Unsaturatted fatty acids may occur in cis or trans configuration. They may also be categorized into monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.


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