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[mon-oh-uhn-sach-uh-rey-tid] /ˌmɒn oʊ ʌnˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd/
adjective, Nutrition.
of or noting a class of fats that lack a hydrogen bond at one point on the carbon chain and that are associated with a low cholesterol content of the blood.
1935-40; mono- + unsaturated Unabridged
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Examples from the web for monounsaturated
  • He fed them diets that were either high in saturated fat, high in monounsaturated fat, or high in polyunsaturated fat.
  • They're high in copper and calcium and they're a good source of monounsaturated fats.
  • Those fats are higher in monounsaturated fat and lower in polyunsaturated fat than their feathered white-meat friends.
  • It's considered one of nature's best offerings to combat premature aging thanks to its high monounsaturated oleic acid content.
British Dictionary definitions for monounsaturated


of or relating to a class of vegetable oils, such as olive oil, the molecules of which have long chains of carbon atoms containing only one double bond See also polyunsaturated
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monounsaturated in Science
Relating to an organic compound, usually a fatty acid, having only one double bond per molecule. See more at unsaturated.
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