monounsaturated

adjective
mono·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˌmä-nō-ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce monounsaturated (audio) \

Definition of monounsaturated

: containing one double or triple bond per molecule used especially of an oil, fat, or fatty acid — compare polyunsaturated

Other Words from monounsaturated

monounsaturate \ ˌmä-​nō-​ˌən-​ˈsa-​chə-​rət How to pronounce monounsaturated (audio) \ noun

Examples of monounsaturated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Almonds, in particular, contain lots of monounsaturated fats and fiber. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 16 Sep. 2021 Plus, it's loaded with vital nutrients like protein, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, magnesium, folate and fiber. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 28 Aug. 2021 Driven by health trends and the popularity of Mexican cuisine, U.S. per capita consumption of avocados—abundant in monounsaturated fat, which fights bad cholesterol—rose to 8.5 pounds in 2019 from 3.2 pounds in 2015, according to the USDA. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2021 One study found that oleic acid, the main monounsaturated fatty acid of olive oil, is linked to suppressing the growth of breast cancer cells. Serena Coady, Glamour, 23 Aug. 2021 The creamy texture of avocado not only replaces fat beautifully, but the fruit is brimming with protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 13 Aug. 2021 Pili nuts are also packed with essential amino acids and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2021 Pili nuts are also packed with essential amino acids and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2021 Pili nuts are also packed with essential amino acids and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2021

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First Known Use of monounsaturated

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Monounsaturated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monounsaturated. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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monounsaturated

adjective
mono·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˌmän-ō-ˌən-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce monounsaturated (audio) \

Medical Definition of monounsaturated

of an oil, fat, or fatty acid
: containing one double or triple bond per molecule canola and olive oils are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids — compare polyunsaturated

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