Polyunsaturated



[pol-ee-uhn-sach-uh-rey-tid] /ˌpɒl i ʌnˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd/

adjective, Nutrition.
1.
of or noting a class of animal or vegetable fats, especially plant oils, whose molecules consist of carbon chains with many double bonds by hydrogen atoms and that are associated with a low cholesterol content of the blood.
/ˌpɒlɪʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a class of animal and vegetable fats, the molecules of which consist of long carbon chains with many double bonds. Polyunsaturated compounds are less likely to be converted into cholesterol in the body. They are widely used in margarines and in the manufacture of paints and varnishes See also monounsaturated
adj.

1921, from poly- + unsaturated.

polyunsaturated pol·y·un·sat·u·rat·ed (pŏl’ē-ŭn-sāch’ə-rā’tĭd)
adj.
Of or relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fats, having many unsaturated bonds.
polyunsaturated
(pŏl’ē-ŭn-sāch’ə-rā’tĭd)
Relating to an organic compound, especially a fat, in which more than one pair of carbon atoms are joined by double or triple bonds. See more at unsaturated.

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