Definition of Saturated fatty acid

1. Noun. A fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats.




Definition of Saturated fatty acid

1. Noun. a fatty acid, such as stearic acid, that contains no carbon to carbon double bonds ¹

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Medical Definition of Saturated fatty acid

1. A fatty acid, the carbon chain of which contains no ethylenic or other unsaturated linkages between carbon atoms (e.g., stearic acid and palmitic acid); called saturated because it is incapable of absorbing any more hydrogen. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Saturated fatty acid

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1. Report Of The Expert Panel On Population Strategies For Blood Cholesterol by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Disease Control—to provide consistent, coordinated nutrition statements and policies emphasizing low saturated fatty acid, low-fat, and low-cholesterol ..."

2. Oxidations and Reductions in the Animal Body by Henry Drysdale Dakin (1922)
"... a saturated fatty acid seemed remote largely because no closely analogous reaction was known to take place in vitro. But the reason for this was largely ..."

3. Chemistry of Food and Nutrition by Henry Clapp Sherman (1918)
"The saturated fatty acid radicles are relatively stable and inert ; and when the glycerides of such acids are deposited in the inactive adipose tissues, ..."

4. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"Thus the oil of hemp seed is rich in acids of the unsaturated linolenic series, whilst poppy-seed oil is rich in acids of the saturated fatty acid series. ..."

5. The Hydrogenation of Oils: Catalyzers and Catalysis and the Generation of by Carleton Ellis (1914)
"... in which he alleges that pure oleic acid may be completely converted into stearic acid, that is, a non-saturated fatty acid into a saturated fatty acid. ..."

6. The Hydrogenation of Oils, Catalyzers Nad Catalysis and the Eneration of by Carleton Ellis (1919)
"... in which he alleges that pure oleic acid may be completely converted into stearic acid, that is, a non-saturated fatty acid into a saturated fatty acid. ..."

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