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polyunsaturated

Line breaks: poly|un¦sat¦ur|ated
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪʌnˈsatʃʊreɪtɪd
 
, -ˈsatjʊreɪtɪd/

Definition of polyunsaturated in English:

adjective

Chemistry
(Of an organic compound, especially a fat or oil molecule) containing several double or triple bonds between carbon atoms.
Example sentences
  • We consume three main types of fats in our daily diet - saturated fats, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats.
  • Experts say the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found largely in nuts have heart protective benefits.
  • You can only get these from polyunsaturated fats and oils, found in high quantities in nuts, fish, avocados, seeds and vegetable oils.

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