Definitions for "Trans fat"
Created when hydrogen is forced through an ordinary vegetable oil (hydrogenation), converting some polyunsaturates to monounsaturates, and some monounsaturates to saturates. Trans fat, like saturated fat, tends to raise LDL cholesterol levels, but, unlike saturated fat, tends to lower HDL cholesterol levels at the same time.
a made by an industrial process that adds hydrogen atoms to unsaturated fat to form a saturated fat
an otherwise normal fatty acid that has been "transmogrified", by high-heat processing of a free oil