HyperDic: fatty_acid

English > 1 sense of the expression fatty acid:
NOUNsubstancefatty acidany of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis
English > fatty acid: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis; fatty acids are simple molecules built around a series of carbon atoms linked together in a chain of 12 to 22 carbon atoms.
Narrowersaturated fatty acidA fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms
trans fatty acidA fatty acid that has been produced by hydrogenating an unsaturated fatty acid (and so changing its shape)
unsaturated fatty acidA fatty acid whose carbon chain can absorb additional hydrogen atoms
Broadercarboxylic acidAn organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
Spanishácido graso
Catalanàcid gras

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