monounsaturated

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monounsaturated

[mon-oh-uhn-sach-uh-rey-tid]
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.

Origin:
1935–40; mono- + unsaturated

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monounsaturated (ˌmɒnəʊʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd)
 
adj
See also polyunsaturated 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

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monounsaturated   (mŏn'ō-ŭn-sāch'ə-rā'tĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to an organic compound, usually a fatty acid, having only one double bond per molecule. See more at unsaturated.
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Example sentences
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.
It's considered one of nature's best offerings to combat premature aging thanks to its high monounsaturated oleic acid content.
Those fats are higher in monounsaturated fat and lower in polyunsaturated fat than their feathered white-meat friends.
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