monounsaturated

adjective

mono·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed ˌmä-nō-ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce monounsaturated (audio)
: containing one double or triple bond per molecule
used especially of an oil, fat, or fatty acid
compare polyunsaturated
monounsaturate noun

Examples of monounsaturated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That includes prioritizing monounsaturated fats, which are found in plant foods like nuts, avocados, and vegetable oils. Angela Haupt, TIME, 17 Apr. 2024 Using a high-quality, super flavorful olive oil like this Rubirosa one can add richness and flavor (plus monounsaturated fat, which can help lower cholesterol levels) but regular old vegetable oil works fine too. Christine Byrne, Mph, Rd, SELF, 13 Mar. 2024 Olives Research has found that olives are rich in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that protects your heart. Selene Yeager, Health, 24 Feb. 2024 Substitute Nuts for Red or Processed Meats All nuts contain monounsaturated fats that can have anti-inflammatory properties. Anne Harding, Health, 9 Feb. 2024 Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat made of oleic acid, phytosterols, carotenoids, tocopherols, and polyphenols. Veronica Cristino, Vogue, 2 Feb. 2024 Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, and nutrients like riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 6 Nov. 2023 Almonds are low in carbohydrates and high in magnesium and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which are thought to promote blood sugar control (Viguiliouk, 2014). Lindsey Desoto, Health, 26 Sep. 2023 Pistachio butter is rich in healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, as well as essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, zinc, and copper. Lauren Manaker, Verywell Health, 16 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monounsaturated was in 1939

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“Monounsaturated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monounsaturated. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

monounsaturated

adjective
mono·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed ˌmän-ō-ˌən-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-ed How to pronounce monounsaturated (audio)
: containing one double or triple bond per molecule
used especially of an oil, fat, or fatty acid

Medical Definition

monounsaturated

adjective
mono·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed ˌmän-ō-ˌən-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce monounsaturated (audio)
: having one double or triple bond per molecule
used especially of an oil, fat, or fatty acid
Canola and olive oils are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids.
see also monounsaturated fat compare polyunsaturated
monounsaturate noun
… the monounsaturates reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, but do not lower high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. Scott M. Grundy, The Journal of Nutrition
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