from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to an organic compound, especially an oil or fatty acid, containing only one double or triple bond per molecule. Foods containing monounsaturated fatty acids may decrease the amount of LDL cholesterol in the blood and include olive, peanut, canola, and avocado oils.
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- adj. having a single double or triple bond
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- adj. (of long-chain carbon compounds especially fats) saturated except for one multiple bond
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