polyunsaturated fat

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polyunsaturated fat

[¦päl·ē‚ən′sach·ə‚rād·əd ′fat]
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A fat or oil based on fatty acids such as linoleic or linolenic acids which have two or more double bonds in each molecule; corn oil and safflower oil are examples.
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Dietary selenium intake is correlated to the activity of the selenoproteins, specifically that of the glutathione peroxidases (GSH-Px), a family of enzymes that functions in the destruction of both hydroperoxides, and that of peroxides formed via the polyunsaturation of fatty acids.
A role for membrane lipid polyunsaturation in chloroplast biogenesis at low temperature.
deficient in chloroplast membrane lipid polyunsaturation were chlorotic when grown at 5 [degrees] C, whereas the wild type was not.