trans-fatty acid

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trans-fat·​ty acid | \ ˈtran(t)s-ˈfa-tē- How to pronounce trans-fatty acid (audio) , 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Trans-fatty acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trans-fatty%20acid. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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trans-fatty acid

noun
\ ˈtran(t)s-ˈfat-ē- How to pronounce trans-fatty acid (audio) , ˈtranz- How to pronounce trans-fatty acid (audio) \

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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