or trans fat
[ trans-fat ]
/ ˈtrænsˌfæt /
trans-fatty acids collectively.
When Did “Fat” Become An Insult?The word fat holds a complicated place in our society. As an adjective, it joins words like tall, hairy, fluffy, or bright. But, unlike those descriptors, fat isn't neutral.
Origin of trans-fat
1980–85; shortening of trans-fatty acid
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Science definitions for trans fat
[ trăns ]
A fat containing trans fatty acids.
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