polyenoic acid

[ pŏl′ē-ē-nōĭk ]

n.

Any of various fatty acids having more than one double bond in the carbon chain, as in linoleic acid.

Nearby words

  1. polydysplasia,
  2. polyelectrolyte,
  3. polyembryony,
  4. polyendocrine deficiency syndrome,
  5. polyene,
  6. polyergic,
  7. polyester,
  8. polyesthesia,
  9. polyestrous,
  10. polyethene


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