unsaturated fatty acid

Definition: Meaning of, unsaturated fatty acid in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ʌnˈsatʃʊreɪtɪd ˈfati ˈasɪd /

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unsaturated fatty acid unsaturated fatty acids
  1. a fatty acid whose carbon chain can absorb additional hydrogen atoms
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