|See also monounsaturated of or relating to a class of animal and vegetable fats, the molecules of which consist of long carbon chains with many double bonds. Polyunsaturated compounds are less likely to be converted into cholesterol in the body. They are widely used in margarines and in the manufacture of paints and varnishes|
polyunsaturated pol·y·un·sat·u·rat·ed (pŏl'ē-ŭn-sāch'ə-rā'tĭd)
Of or relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fats, having many unsaturated bonds.