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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

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(mineralogy)
Referring to a mineral that will not form in the presence of free silica.
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Because the polyunsaturated fatty acids have been found to facilitate lipid transportation and metabolism, utilization of oils containing more unsaturated fatty acids like niger seed oil and sunflower oil is recommended to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiovascular disease risk of dietary stearic acid compared with trans, other saturated, and unsaturated fatty acids: a systematic review.
(2012) showed that the oxidation by temperature is initiated at temperatures around 120[degrees]C in esters of unsaturated fatty acids. Therefore, it can be said that the oxidative process was achieved with greater intensity withthe use of raw materials with higher presence of unsaturated fatty acids.
Supplementation of 9% DDGS in pig diet did not affect the levels of saturated fatty acids including lauric acid (C12:0), myristic acid (C14:0), palmitic acid (C16:0), stearic acid (C18:0) and unsaturated fatty acids including vaccenic acid (C18:1-t11) and linoleic acid (C18:2).
Atractylodes contained the highest levels of unsaturated fatty acids (84.54%) followed by Glycyrrhiza (78.87%), Paeonia (77.71%), Bupleurum (67.60%), Mentha (62.79%), and Psoralea (37.25%).
The double bonds in all the naturally occurring unsaturated fatty acids are in cis configurations.
The MC4R gene was significantly associated palmitic acid (C16:0), oleic acid (C18:1n7), linolenic acid (C18:3n6), arachidonic acid (C20:4n6), total saturated fatty acid, and total unsaturated fatty acid contents of LD muscle.
Data in Table-3 showed that samples with single antioxidant had larger proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids and smaller proportion of saturated fatty acids than control group, which illustrated that single antioxidant protected unsaturated fatty acids from being oxidized effectively.
(2010) obtained 58.06% of the total content of unsaturated fatty acids, among which oleic acid, with average of 38.29%, and linoleic acid, with average of 13.46%.
Fatty acids analysis is varied to saturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids. Both Ulva fasciata and Gracilaria lichenoides contain of 8 saturated fatty acids and 18 unsaturated fatty acids with different amount.
"Nuts are rich in nutrients, such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, phenolic [compounds,] arginine, and other phytochemicals.
Seed cotton yield revealed positive correlation with all traits however it was highly significant with stearic acid and saturated fatty acids significant (p=0.05) with oil content linoleic acid unsaturated fatty acids and lint percentage indicating that increase in fatty acids had positive impact on seed cotton yield.