Medical Dictionary

trans–fatty acid

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noun \ˈtran(t)s-ˈfat-ē-, ˈtranz-\

Medical Definition of trans–fatty acid

  1. :  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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