An unsaturated fatty acid in which the chain of carbon atoms is missing two or more pairs of hydrogen atoms. Found in nuts, fatty fish oils, and vegetable oils such as soybean, safflower and sunflower.
a fatty acid carrying multiple double bounds.
A fatty acid with two or more double bonds between carbon atoms, for example, linoleic acid with two double bonds
Any straight-chain monocarboxylic acid with multiple double bonds, especially those naturally occurring in fats.
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an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has more than one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in fish and corn and soybean oil and safflower oil
Fatty acid that has two or more double bonds between carbon atoms. A polyunsaturated fat is one that contains a relatively high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Fatty acid containing a single carboxyl group (COOH) and a straight unbranched carbon (C) chain with more than one double bond.
A fatty acid that has more than one unsaturated carbon molecule. Polyunsaturated fatty acids tend to be liquid at room temperature.
A fatty acid that is missing more than one pair of hydrogen atoms. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are mostly found in plant and sea foods. Safflower oil and corn oil are high in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Polyunsaturated fatty acids tend to lower levels of both HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol in the blood.
A fatty acid that lacks four or more hydrogen atoms and has two or more double bonds between carbons. For example, linoleic acid (two double bonds) and linolenic acid (three double bonds).
carries at least two fewer hydrogen atoms than it would if saturated
The polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are fatty acids which contains more than one double bond.