fish oil

noun
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of fish oil

:a fatty oil from the bodies of various fishes (such as menhaden or sardines) that contains large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids and is used as a dietary supplement and in making various products (such as cosmetics and paints)

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First Known Use of fish oil

1785


Medical Dictionary

fish oil

noun

medical Definition of fish oil

:a fatty oil that is obtained from oily fish (such as herring or menhaden), contains large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids, and is used as a dietary supplement and in making various products (such as protective coatings, cosmetics, and animal feed)
  • Scientists learned some time ago that there are significant health benefits from consuming omega-3 fatty acids, which are found mostly in fish oils, algal oils, and linseed oil.
  • —Felicia M. WillisToday's Chemist at WorkOctober 2004

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