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  1. U.S. Government. Environmental Protection Agency: an independent federal agency, created in 1970, that sets and enforces rules and standards that protect the environment and control pollution.
  2. eicosapentaenoic acid: an omega-3 fatty acid present in fish oils.
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EPA

abbreviation for
  1. eicosapentaenoic acid: a fatty acid, found in certain fish oils, that can reduce blood cholesterol
  2. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA

initialism for Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. federal agency proposed by President Richard Nixon and created in December 1970.

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