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trans–fatty acid

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noun trans–fat·ty acid \ˈtran(t)s-ˈfa-tē-, ˈtranz-\

Definition of trans–fatty acid

  1. :  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



1953

First Known Use of trans–fatty acid

1953


Medical Dictionary

trans–fatty acid

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noun trans–fat·ty acid \ˈtran(t)s-ˈfat-ē-, ˈtranz-\

Medical Definition of trans–fatty acid

  1. :  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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