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trans-fatty acid

[trans-fat-ee] /ˈtrænsˌfæt i/
1.
an unsaturated fatty acid formed by the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oil, believed to raise blood cholesterol levels.
Also, trans fatty acid.
Origin
1975-80; trans- + fatty acid
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trans-fatty acid

noun
1.
a polyunsaturated fatty acid that has been converted from the cis-form by hydrogenation: used in the manufacture of margarine
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