discrimination on the basis of weight, esp prejudice against those considered to be overweight
[fat-ee] /ˈfæt i/ adjective, fattier, fattiest. 1. consisting of, containing, or resembling : fatty tissue. 2. Pathology. characterized by overproduction or excessive accumulation of . [fat-ee] /ˈfæt i/ noun, plural fatties. Informal: Disparaging and Offensive. 1. a person who is overweight or obese (used as a term of address). /ˈfætɪ/ adjective -tier, -tiest 1. containing, […]
noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of a class of aliphatic acids, especially palmitic, stearic, or oleic acid, consisting of a long hydrocarbon chain ending in a carboxyl group that bonds to glycerol to form a fat. noun 1. any of a class of aliphatic carboxylic acids, such as palmitic acid, stearic acid, and oleic acid, that […]
- Fatty acid oxidation cycle
fatty acid oxidation cycle n. The series of reactions by which fatty acids are metabolized by the body to produce energy.
noun 1. any of several long-chain alcohols from animals or plants, analogous to the fatty acids, used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents, plastics, etc.