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Fatty acid   /fˈæti ˈæsəd/   Listen
Fatty acid

noun
1.
Any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis; fatty acids are simple molecules built around a series of carbon atoms linked together in a chain of 12 to 22 carbon atoms.



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