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essential fatty acid

[i′sen·chəl ′fad·ē ‚as·əd]
(biochemistry)
Any of the polyunsaturated fatty acids which are required in the diet of mammals; they are probably precursors of prostaglandins.
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It is under this premise that Ultras Ahlawy Al-Ahly fans stormed the EFA building on Sunday.
EFA adding that the Egypt Cup would be played as scheduled before May 20 but behind closed doors and again without the clubs' international players.
Zaher added the EFA was considering holding matches behind closed doors to avoid a repeat of Saturday's violence.
The FIFA letter came in response to an EFA letter, upon the request of the clubs, asking Egyptian clubs to be allowed to alter their players' contracts in the wake of the cancelling of the Premier League.
The EFA retreated, announcing the match will be held on Tuesday evening in Borg Al-Arab stadium following "intensive communications between the association, the armed forces and the ministry of interior", according to EFA spokesman Azmy Megahed.
This funding is transformational for the EFA and has truly given us the ability to change the lives of young women.
It follows a long campaign by the EFA group, including a conference on language diversity where Welsh language interpretation was used in the European Parliament for the first time.
The attackers were apparently incensed by an EFA decision to schedule the start of the league, Egypt's biggest football competition, on September 17 despite a February decision to indefinitely suspend it in the wake of the country's deadliest soccer rioting.
He said the present government is fully committed to the EFA goals and has recognized access to free and compulsory education as a fundamental right of a child within the age group of 5 to 16 years.
Anwar Saleh, EFA interim head, has discussed the fate of the Egypt Cup, in light of the financial crisis most Egyptian clubs are suffering from they are afraid of going bankrupt," Azmi Megahed, the EFA spokesman said, stressing that EFA is waiting for the final decision of the security authorities.