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polyunsaturate

noun [C usually plural, U]     /ˌpɒl.i.ʌnˈsæt.jʊ.rət/ US  /ˌpɑː.li-/
a type of fat found in some vegetable oils that is thought to be healthier than saturates (= fat from meat, milk, and cheese): This margarine is high in polyunsaturates. → Compare saturate nounSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
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