Fatty acids

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singular: fatty acid

fatty acids, [ˈfætɪ ˈæsɪds]

Plural form of fatty acid, i.e. any of the group of a long chain of hydrocarbon with a carboxylic acid at the beginning and a methyl end, and derived from the breakdown of fats (through hydrolysis)

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