UK [ˌmɒnəʊʌnˈsætʃəreɪtɪd] / US [ˌmɑnoʊʌnˈsætʃəreɪtɪd] adjective biology
monounsaturated fats and oils are made mainly from vegetable oils. They are considered to be healthier than those made from saturated fats.

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  • monounsaturated — [män΄ō un sach′ə rāt΄id] adj. designating or of an organic compound, esp. an oil or fatty acid, having only one double bond: see POLYUNSATURATED, SATURATED (sense 4) monounsaturate [män΄ō un sach′ərət] n …   English World dictionary

  • monounsaturated — mono·un·sat·u·rat·ed .män ō .ən sach ə .rāt əd adj of an oil, fat, or fatty acid containing one double or triple bond per molecule <canola and olive oils are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids> compare POLYUNSATURATED * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • monounsaturated — adj. Monounsaturated is used with these nouns: ↑fat …   Collocations dictionary

  • Monounsaturated fat — Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyunsaturated fat Trans fat Cis fat Omega fatty acids: ω−3 ω−6 ω−9 Saturated fat Interesterified fat See also Fatty acid …   Wikipedia

  • monounsaturated fatty acids — unsaturated fatty acids containing a single double bond; they occur predominantly as oleic acid, in peanut, olive, and canola oils. Monounsaturated fatty acids have been shown to reduce low density lipoprotein levels and thus the blood… …   Medical dictionary

  • monounsaturated — adjective Date: circa 1939 containing one double or triple bond per molecule used especially of an oil, fat, or fatty acid; compare polyunsaturated • monounsaturate noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monounsaturated — /mon oh un sach euh ray tid/, adj. Nutrition. of or noting a class of fats that lack a hydrogen bond at one point on the carbon chain and that are associated with a low cholesterol content of the blood. [1935 40; MONO + UNSATURATED] * * * …   Universalium

  • monounsaturated — adjective (of an organic compound) having a single double or triple bond …   Wiktionary

  • monounsaturated — adj. pertaining to a chemical compound which contains one double or triple bond (especially of fatty acids) (Biology) mÉ‘nəʊʌn sætʃəreɪtɪd / mÉ’nəʊʌn sætʃʊr …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monounsaturated — adjective Chemistry (of an organic compound, especially a fat) saturated except for one multiple bond …   English new terms dictionary

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