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Related to polyunsaturated: polyunsaturated fatty acids
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.
(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
pol•y•un•sat•u•rat•ed(ˌpɒl i ʌnˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd)
(of an organic compound) having many unsaturated double bonds: in vegetable oils associated with a low cholesterol content of the blood.
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.
Describes fats or other carbon compounds that contain many unsaturated bonds.