docosahexaenoic acid

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noun do·co·sa·hex·a·e·no·ic acid \ˌdō-kō-sə-ˌhek-sə-ˌē-ˈnō-ik-\

Definition of docosahexaenoic acid

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

Origin and Etymology of docosahexaenoic acid

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


First Known Use: 1938


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docosahexaenoic acid

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noun do·co·sa·hex·a·e·no·ic acid \ˌdō-kō-sə-ˌhek-sə-ˌē-ˌnō-ik-\

Medical Definition of docosahexaenoic acid

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


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