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pol·y·un·sat·u·rat·ed

 (pŏl′ē-ŭn-săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
adj.
Of or relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fatty acids, having two or more double bonds between the carbon atoms. Increasing dietary intake of foods containing polyunsaturated fatty acids, including safflower, sunflower, soybean, and corn oils and cold-water fish such as salmon, can decrease LDL cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.
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polyunsaturated

(ˌpɒlɪʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd)
adj
(Chemistry) 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
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pol•y•un•sat•u•rat•ed

(ˌpɒl i ʌnˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd)

adj.
(of an organic compound) having many unsaturated double bonds: in vegetable oils associated with a low cholesterol content of the blood.
[1930–35]
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pol·y·un·sat·u·rat·ed

(pŏl′ē-ŭn-săch′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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polyunsaturated

Describes fats or other carbon compounds that contain many unsaturated bonds.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polyunsaturated - (of long-chain carbon compounds especially fats) having many unsaturated bonds
unsaturated - used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond; "unsaturated fats"
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Translations

polyunsaturated

[ˌpɒlɪʌnˈsætʃəreɪtɪd] ADJpoliinsaturado
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polyunsaturated

[ˌpɒliʌnˈsætʃəreɪtɪd] adjpolyinsaturé(e)
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polyunsaturated

[ˌpɒlɪʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd] adj (Chem, Culin) → polinsaturo/a
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polyunsaturated

a. poliinosaturado, que denota un ácido graso.
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polyunsaturated

adj poliinsaturado
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References in periodicals archive ?
On the other hand, choosing polyunsaturated fats for either saturated fat or carbohydrates does.
Most of the fats in peanuts are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are a healthful type of fat.
There are four types of fat: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and trans fat.
Higher levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood is associated with a lower risk of several chronic diseases, according to research published online Oct.
Among unsaturated fats, mono--and polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, contribute to overall health.
According to study author Kirsi Laitinen, a mother's diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding is the main way that valuable long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids become available to a fetus and infant brain during the period of maximum brain growth.
Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues reviewed the evidence relating to the impact of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from seafood consumption on clinical cardiovascular events.
A recent study revealed a lower risk of death among women with higher red blood-cell omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty-acid levels over a 14.9-year median follow-up period.
Instead, you should replace the unhealthy fat with polyunsaturated vegetable oil.
Under the very large umbrella of "fats" there are saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and trans fats, and within each of these categories are several subgroups of fat.
Conversely, intake of high amounts of unsaturated fats--both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated--was associated with between 11% and 19% lower overall mortality compared with the same number of calories from carbohydrates.
The confusion is the result of new research on dietary fats that questions longstanding assumptions that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated vegetable oils can help improve health.