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polyunsaturated

adjective     /ˌpɒl.i.ʌnˈsætʃ.ər.eɪ.tɪd/ US  /ˌpɑː.li.ʌnˈsætʃ.ə.reɪ.t̬ɪd/ specialized
describes a fat or oil that 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 → Compare monounsaturatedFats and oils in food and cookingThe state of matter
(Definition of polyunsaturated adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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