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Definition 1: any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis; fatty acids are simple molecules built around a series of carbon atoms linked together in a chain of 12 to 22 carbon atoms - [noun denoting substance]

(fatty acid is a kind of ...) an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups

(... is a kind of fatty acid ) a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats

(... is a kind of fatty acid ) a fatty acid whose carbon chain can absorb additional hydrogen atoms

(... is a kind of fatty acid ) a fatty acid that has been produced by hydrogenating an unsaturated fatty acid (and so changing its shape); found in processed foods such as margarine and fried foods and puddings and commercially baked goods and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils

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