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unsaturated fat in Medicine

unsaturated fat n.
A fat having chains of unsaturated fatty acids.

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unsaturated fat in Science
unsaturated fat  
A triglyceride fat containing at least one unsaturated fatty acid. Fats derived from plants are often unsaturated fats. Eating foods high in unsaturated fats can reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Compare saturated fat.
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