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monounsaturated

[ mon-oh-uhn-sach-uh-rey-tid ]
/ ˌmɒn oʊ ʌnˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd /
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adjective Nutrition.

of or noting a class of fats that lack a hydrogen bond at one point on the carbon chain and that are associated with a low cholesterol content of the blood.

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Origin of monounsaturated

First recorded in 1935–40; mono- + unsaturated
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British Dictionary definitions for monounsaturated

monounsaturated
/ (ˌmɒnəʊʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd) /

adjective

of or relating to a class of vegetable oils, such as olive oil, the molecules of which have long chains of carbon atoms containing only one double bondSee also polyunsaturated
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Medical definitions for monounsaturated

monounsaturated
[ mŏn′ō-ŭn-săchə-rā′tĭd ]

adj.

Of or relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fatty acids, having one double bond per molecule. Foods containing monounsaturated fatty acids may decrease the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood.
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Scientific definitions for monounsaturated

monounsaturated
[ mŏn′ō-ŭn-săchə-rā′tĭd ]

Relating to an organic compound, usually a fatty acid, having only one double bond per molecule. See more at unsaturated.
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