eicosapentaenoic acid

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ei·​co·​sa·​pen·​ta·​e·​no·​ic acid | \ ˌī-kō-sə-ˌpen-tə-ē-ˈnō-ik- How to pronounce eicosapentaenoic acid (audio) \

Definition of eicosapentaenoic acid

: an omega-3 fatty acid C20H30O2 found especially in fish oils

First Known Use of eicosapentaenoic acid

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eicosapentaenoic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary eicosa- twenty (from Greek eikosa-, from eikosi) + penta- + -ene + -oic — more at vigesimal

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The first known use of eicosapentaenoic acid was in 1921

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eicosapentaenoic acid

noun
ei·​co·​sa·​pen·​ta·​e·​no·​ic acid | \ ˌī-kō-sə-ˌpen-tə-ē-ˌnō-ik-, -i-ˌnō-ik- How to pronounce eicosapentaenoic acid (audio) \

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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