Definition of monounsaturated in English:

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monounsaturated

Pronunciation: /ˌmänōˌənˈsaCHəˌrādəd/

adjective

Chemistry
(Of an organic compound, especially a fat) saturated except for one multiple bond.
Example sentences
  • Meta-regressions also explored the relation between change in proportion of saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and monounsaturated fat on cardiovascular events.
  • Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats tend to decrease blood cholesterol levels when substituted for saturated fats.
  • In refractory cases, monounsaturated fats may replace carbohydrates, but weight and lipid profile should be closely monitored.

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Syllabification: mon·o·un·sat·u·rat·ed

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