docosahexaenoic acid

noun do·co·sa·hex·a·e·no·ic acid \ ˌdō-kō-sə-ˌhek-sə-ˌē-ˈnō-ik- \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of docosahexaenoic acid

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

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Origin and Etymology of docosahexaenoic acid

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


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docosahexaenoic acid

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

medical Definition of docosahexaenoic acid

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

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