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eicosapentaenoic acid

[ ahy-koh-suh-pen-tuh-i-noh-ik, ahy-koh- ]
/ ˈaɪ koʊ səˌpɛn tə ɪˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌaɪ koʊ- /
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noun Biochemistry.
EPA.
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Origin of eicosapentaenoic acid

<Greek eikosa-, combining form of eíkosi twenty + penta- + -ene + -o- + -ic

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Medical definitions for eicosapentaenoic acid

eicosapentaenoic acid
[ ī′kō-sə-pĕn′tə-ĭ-nōĭk ]

n.
An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils.
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