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Fatty acids

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Definition

noun

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)


See: Fatty acid for further information.