trans-fatty acid

noun trans-fat·ty acid \ ˈtran(t)s-ˈfa-tē- , ˈtranz- \

Definition of trans-fatty acid

:an unsaturated fatty acid characterized by a trans arrangement of alkyl chains that is formed especially during the hydrogenation of vegetable oils and has been linked to an increase in blood cholesterol

First Known Use of trans-fatty acid

1953


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trans-fatty acid

noun \ ˈtran(t)s-ˈfat-ē-, ˈtranz- \

medical Definition of trans-fatty acid

:any of various unsaturated fatty acids that are characterized by a trans arrangement of alkyl chains, that are formed especially during the hydrogenation of vegetable oils, and that have been linked to an increase in blood cholesterol

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