polyunsaturated

polyunsaturated
polyunsaturated ADJECTIVE referring to fats whose molecules contain several double or triple bonds, believed to be less healthy in the diet than monounsaturated fats.
DERIVATIVES polyunsaturates plural noun.

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  • polyunsaturated — adjective polyunsaturated fats or oils come from vegetables and plants, and are considered to be better for your health than animal fats compare saturated fat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • polyunsaturated — /ˌpɒliʌnˈsætʃəreɪtəd / (say .poleeun sachuhraytuhd) adjective Chemistry 1. of or relating to a fat or oil based at least partly on fatty acids which have two or more double bonds per chain, such as linolenic and linoleic acids. 2. of or relating… …  

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