|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|
|a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C14H9Cl5, usually derived from chloral by reaction with chlorobenzene in the presence of fuming sulfuric acid: used as an insecticide and as a scabicide and pediculicide: agricultural use prohibited in the U.S.|
|given to using long words.|
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.