omega-6

adjective
ome·​ga-6 | \ ō-ˈmā-gə-ˈsiks How to pronounce omega-6 (audio) , -ˈmē-, -ˈme- \

Definition of omega-6

: being or composed of polyunsaturated fatty acids in which the first double bond in the hydrocarbon chain occurs between the sixth and seventh carbon atoms from the end of the molecule most distant from the carboxylic acid group and which are found especially in vegetable oils, nuts, beans, seeds, and grains — compare omega-3

Other Words from omega-6

omega-6 noun

Examples of omega-6 in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is arachidonic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid the body uses to make pro-inflammatory local hormones. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 3 May 2018 Still, at the very least, EPO is loaded with omega-6 fatty acids, which are excellent for your brain development and overall health. Alex Warner, Marie Claire, 19 Mar. 2018 Ingredients like argan and safflower oils are rich in linoleic acid, which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, 22 Jan. 2018 Key nutrients: Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K; potassium, protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. Kate Dwyer, Bon Appetit, 18 Apr. 2017 Dulse is high in iron, potassium and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Nikita Richardson, Bon Appetit, 24 Feb. 2017 Polyunsaturated oils from corn, safflower and soybean contain lots of omega-6 fatty acids, which are precursors to inflammatory compounds known as eicosanoids. Dorothy Kieffer, sacbee, 29 May 2017 Key nutrients: Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K; potassium, protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. Kate Dwyer, Bon Appetit, 18 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of omega-6

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Omega-6.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omega-6. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for omega-6

omega-6

adjective
ome·​ga-6 | \ -ˈsiks How to pronounce omega-6 (audio) \

Medical Definition of omega-6

: being or composed of polyunsaturated fatty acids in which the first double bond in the hydrocarbon chain occurs between the sixth and seventh carbon atoms from the end of the molecule most distant from the carboxylic acid group and which are found especially in vegetable oils, nuts, beans, seeds, and grains

Other Words from omega-6

omega-6 noun

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