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Definition 1: a fatty acid whose carbon chain can absorb additional hydrogen atoms - [noun denoting substance]

(unsaturated fatty acid is a kind of ...) 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

(... is a kind of unsaturated fatty acid ) an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in olive oil and chicken and almonds

(... is a kind of unsaturated fatty acid ) an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has more than one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in fish and corn and soybean oil and safflower oil

(... is a kind of unsaturated fatty acid ) an oily fatty acid found in castor oil and used in soap

(... is a kind of unsaturated fatty acid ) a crystalline unsaturated fatty acid

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