from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An unsaturated fatty acid produced by the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils and present in hardened vegetable oils, most margarines, commercial baked foods, and many fried foods. An excess of these fats in the diet is thought to raise the cholesterol level in the bloodstream.
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- n. An unsaturated fatty acid in which one or more of the double bonds has the trans orientation instead of the usual cis orientation.
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- n. a fatty acid that has been produced by hydrogenating an unsaturated fatty acid (and so changing its shape); found in processed foods such as margarine and fried foods and puddings and commercially baked goods and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils
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