docosahexaenoic acid


do·co·sa·hex·a·e·no·ic acid

noun \ˌdō-kō-sə-ˌhek-sə-ˌē-ˈnō-ik-\

Definition of DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID

:  an omega-3 fatty acid C22H32O2 found especially in fish of cold waters

Origin of DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary docosanoic acid (a crystalline fatty acid) + hexa- + -ene + -oic

do·co·sa·hex·a·e·no·ic acid

noun \ˌdō-kō-sə-ˌhek-sə-ˌē-ˌnō-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID

: an omega-3 fatty acid C22H32O2 found especially in fish of cold waters—abbreviation DHA

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