eicosapentaenoic acid


ei·co·sa·pen·ta·e·no·ic acid

noun \ˌī-kō-sə-ˌpen-tə-ē-ˈnō-ik-\

Definition of EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID

:  an omega-3 fatty acid C20H30O2 found especially in fish oils

Origin of EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary eicosa- twenty (from Greek eikosa-, from eikosi) + penta- + -ene + -oic — more at vigesimal
First Known Use: 1969

ei·co·sa·pen·ta·e·no·ic acid

noun \ˌī-kō-sə-ˌpen-tə-ē-ˌnō-ik-, -i-ˌnō-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID

: an omega-3 fatty acid C20H30O2 found especially in fish oils—abbreviation EPA

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