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n. Abbr. EPA
An omega-3 fatty acid, C20H30O2, found in cold-water fish and in certain algae.
[Greek eikosa-, twenty, from its twenty carbon atoms (from eikosi; see wīkm̥tī- in Indo-European roots) + -pentaene, having five double bonds (penta- + -ene) + -oic.]
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1. eicosapentaenoic acid: an omega-3 fatty acid present in fish oils.
2. Environmental Protection Agency.
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|Noun||1.||eicosapentaenoic acid - an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)|
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