polyunsaturated Definition in British English Dictionary
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polyunsaturatedadjective

uk   /ˌpɒl.i.ʌnˈsætʃ.ər.eɪ.tɪd/  us   /ˌpɑː.li.ʌnˈsætʃ.ə.reɪ.t̬ɪd/ specialized
Polyunsaturated fat or oil has a chemical structure that does not easily change into cholesterol (= a substance containing a lot of fat that can cause heart disease) because it contains several double bonds: polyunsaturated margarine/vegetable oil
Translations of “polyunsaturated”
in Chinese (Traditional) (脂肪或油脂)多元不飽和的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (脂肪或油脂)多重不饱和的…
(Definition of polyunsaturated from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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