trans-fatty acid

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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

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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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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