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.
- So we find that it is the free and unsaturated fatty acids that cause butter and oil to become rank and rancid.
- The white flocks frequently found in the acid liquid, which are probably fatty acids, are separated by filtration.
- These esters of the fatty acids give the characteristic savor to many of our favorite fruits, candies and beverages.
- Yet gram for gram, fats contain virtually no nutrition except for small quantities of essential fatty acids.