Meaning of “fatty acid” in the English Dictionary

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"fatty acid" in British English

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fatty acidnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfæt.i ˈæs.ɪd/ us /ˌfæt̬.i ˈæs.ɪd/

Examples from literature

  • Omega-3 fatty acids are very good for the health of your heart. 
  • Salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, and herring all have a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, but not many calories. 

(Definition of “fatty acid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fatty acid" in American English

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fatty acidnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfæt̬·i ˈæs·ɪd/

biology, chemistry any of a large group of acids, especially those found in fats and oils

(Definition of “fatty acid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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