Definitions for "Saturated fatty acid"
A long-chain carboxylic acid that contains no C==C double bonds. See unsaturated fatty acid.
a fatty acid carrying the maximum possible number of hydrogen atoms (It doesn't have any double bounds).
A fatty acid in which carbon is joined with four other atoms; i.e., all carbon atoms are bound to the maximum possible number of hydrogen atoms. A saturated fat is composed of triglycerides in which most of the fatty acids are saturated.
usually solid at room temperature; higher proportions found in foods from animal sources; tend to raise blood cholesterol levels.