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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [pol-ee-uhn-sach-uh-rey-tid]
    • /ˌpɒl i ʌnˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd/
    • /pˌɒlɪˈʌnsətʃərˌeɪtɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pol-ee-uhn-sach-uh-rey-tid]
    • /ˌpɒl i ʌnˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd/

Definitions of polyunsaturated word

  • adjective polyunsaturated of or noting a class of animal or vegetable fats, especially plant oils, whose molecules consist of carbon chains with many double bonds unsaturated by hydrogen atoms and that are associated with a low cholesterol content of the blood. 1
  • adjective polyunsaturated fats: associated with low cholesterol 1
  • adjective polyunsaturated Polyunsaturated oils and margarines are made mainly from vegetable fats and are considered healthier than those made from animal fats. 0
  • adjective polyunsaturated 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 0
  • adjective polyunsaturated containing more than one double or triple bond in the molecule 0
  • adjective polyunsaturated designating any of certain vegetable and animal fats and oils with a low cholesterol content 0

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Origin of polyunsaturated

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; poly- + unsaturated

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Parts of speech for Polyunsaturated


polyunsaturated popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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