polyunsaturate

polyunsaturate
noun (C) a fatty acid (=chemical that helps your body produce energy) that is polyunsaturated

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  • polyunsaturate — noun see polyunsaturated * * * /pol ee un sach euhr it, euh rayt /, n. a polyunsaturated fat or fatty acid. [1945 50; back formation from POLYUNSATURATED] * * * polyunsaturate UK [ˌpɒliʌnˈsætʃərət] US [ˌpɑliʌnˈsætʃərət] noun [countable] [singular …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyunsaturate — /pol ee un sach euhr it, euh rayt /, n. a polyunsaturated fat or fatty acid. [1945 50; back formation from POLYUNSATURATED] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyunsaturate — 1. noun Any polyunsaturated fat or fatty acid 2. adjective Polyunsaturated …   Wiktionary

  • polyunsaturate — poly·un·sat·u·rate .päl ē .ən sach ə rət n a polyunsaturated oil or fatty acid …   Medical dictionary

  • polyunsaturate — [[t]pɒ̱liʌnsæ̱tʃʊrət[/t]] polyunsaturates N COUNT: usu pl Polyunsaturates are types of animal or vegetable fats which are used to make cooking oil and margarine. They are thought to be less harmful to your body than other fats …   English dictionary

  • polyunsaturate — poly·unsaturate …   English syllables

  • polyunsaturate — See: polyunsaturated …   English dictionary

  • polyunsaturated — UK [ˌpɒlɪʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd] / US [ˌpɑlɪʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtəd] adjective chemistry polyunsaturated fats and oils are made mainly from vegetable oils. They are considered to be healthier than those made from saturated fats. See: monounsaturated Derived… …   English dictionary

  • polyunsaturated — pol|y|un|sat|u|ra|ted [ˌpɔliʌnˈsætʃəreıtıd US ˌpa: ] adj polyunsaturated fats or oils come from vegetables and plants, and are considered to be better for your health than animal fats →↑saturated fat >polyunsaturate [ rıt] n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • polyunsaturated — [päl΄ē un sach′ə rāt΄id] adj. 1. Chem. containing more than one double or triple bond in the molecule 2. designating any of certain vegetable and animal fats and oils with a low cholesterol content polyunsaturate [päl΄ē un sach′ərit] n …   English World dictionary

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