American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils.
- n. An omega-3 fatty acid, having 20 carbon atoms and 5 double bonds, that acts as a precursor for prostaglandin-3, thromboxane-3, and leukotriene-5 groups.
- n. an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
- Greek eikosa-, twenty, from its twenty carbon atoms (from eikosi; see wīkm̥tī- in Indo-European roots) + -pentaene, having five double bonds (penta- + -ene). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As scientists now recognize, cod liver oil, along with fish oil, contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA).”
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