trans-fatty acid


trans–fat·ty acid

noun \ˈtran(t)s-ˈfa-tē-, ˈtranz-\

Definition of TRANS-FATTY ACID

:  an unsaturated fatty acid characterized by a trans arrangement of alkyl chains that is formed especially during the hydrogenation of vegetable oils and has been linked to an increase in blood cholesterol

First Known Use of TRANS-FATTY ACID

1953

trans–fatty acid

noun \ˈtran(t)s-ˈfat-ē-, ˈtranz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANS–FATTY ACID

: any of various unsaturated fatty acids that are characterized by a trans arrangement of alkyl chains, that are formed especially during the hydrogenation of vegetable oils, and that have been linked to an increase in blood cholesterol

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