saturated compound n.
An organic compound in which all the carbon atoms are connected by single bonds.
noun, Nutrition. 1. a type of single-bond animal or vegetable fat, as that found in butter, meat, egg yolks, and coconut or palm oil, that in humans tends to increase cholesterol levels in the blood. Compare saturated (def 3). saturated fat n. A fat, most often of animal origin, having chains of saturated fatty acids. […]
- Saturated fatty acid
saturated fatty acid n. A fatty acid, such as stearic acid, whose carbon chain contains no unsaturated linkages between carbon atoms and hence cannot incorporate any more hydrogen atoms.
noun, Thermodynamics. 1. a liquid whose temperature and pressure are such that any decrease in pressure without change in temperature causes it to boil.
noun, Thermodynamics. 1. a vapor whose temperature and pressure are such that any compression of its volume at constant temperature causes it to condense to liquid at a rate sufficient to maintain a constant pressure.