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
Medical Definition of eicosapentaenoic acid
: an omega-3 fatty acid C20H30O2 found especially in the oil of cold-water fish (such as salmon, mackerel, and herring)—abbreviation EPA
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