Definition of polyunsaturates in English:

Share this entry

polyunsaturates

Pronunciation: /ˌpälēənˈsaCHərəts/

plural noun

Polyunsaturated fats or fatty acids.
Example sentences
  • What's more, hydrogenated fats - the only ones some children eat - take the place of healthy polyunsaturates, such as omega-3 fatty acids, needed for brain development.
  • Biscuits, buns, cakes and pastries, puddings, and ice cream could be taxed if they raised cholesterol concentrations but exempt if the ratio of polyunsaturates to saturates were more favourable.
  • This ‘iodine number’ or ‘iodine value’ runs from 0 for total saturation to nearly 200 in the edible oils highest in polyunsaturates.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pol·y·un·sat·u·rates

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.