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unsaturated

1. (of a chemical compound, esp an organic compound) containing one or more double or triple bonds and thus capable of undergoing addition reactions
2. (of a fat, esp a vegetable fat) containing a high proportion of fatty acids having double bonds
3. (of a solution) containing less solute than a saturated solution
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unsaturated

[¦ən′sach·ə‚rād·əd]
(mineralogy)
Referring to a mineral that will not form in the presence of free silica.
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Unsaturated fats, on the other hand, like MUFAs and PUFAs, contain one or more double bonds, which makes them bendy and liquid-y at room temperature.
ApoA-IV increases in circulating blood almost immediately after meals containing unsaturated fats and decreases platelet hyperactivity and bonding, thus reducing the inflammation after meals and the risk of heart attack and stroke.
What to do: Replace saturated with unsaturated fats, and eat less sugar.
[7] used a newly developed parameter to measure unsaturated soil hydraulic conductivity by applying the steady flow method and direct measurement of matric suction.
For better describing the hydraulic and mechanical characteristic of the rock masses, an unsaturated hydromechanical coupling model based on DDA was brought forward to simulate the water pressure, fracture deformation, and stress distribution to analyze the seepage field and stress field variation.
Because the numerical modeling of rainfall-induced shallow landslides in unsaturated layered soil using the variably saturated flow equation has hardly been reported, the study proposed a pioneer work on numerical modeling of rainfall-induced shallow landslides in unsaturated layered soil.
Table 2 summarizes the single-stage direct shear test scheme of expansive unsaturated soil.
It is found in these papers [6-9] that setting all the parameters of the Mualem model as fixed values reduces the model's accuracy in predicting the unsaturated infiltration coefficient.
"This study documents important benefits of unsaturated fats, especially when they replace saturated and trans fats."
But eating large amounts of unsaturated fats 'was associated with between 11 percent and 19 percent lower overall mortality compared with the same number of calories from carbohydrates,' said the study.
The unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) are categorized into varied types based on their functionalities, such as orthopthalic, isopthalic, DCPD resins, and others.
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