from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several polyunsaturated fatty acids found in leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils, and fish such as salmon and mackerel, capable of reducing serum cholesterol levels and having anticoagulant properties.
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- n. any polyunsaturated fatty acid having a double bond between the third and fourth carbon atoms from the end of the molecule farthest from the carboxylic acid; they are found in green vegetables and in the oils of fish such as salmon and mackerel; they are essential fatty acids, and seem to be beneficial in reducing the risk of heart disease
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning
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