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Meaning of "fatty acid" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FATTY ACID

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FATTY ACID

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conjunction
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Fatty acid is a noun.
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WHAT DOES FATTY ACID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fatty acid

In chemistry, and especially in biochemistry, a fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic tail, which is either saturated or unsaturated. Most naturally occurring fatty acids have a chain of an even number of carbon atoms, from 4 to 28. Fatty acids are usually derived from triglycerides or phospholipids. When they are not attached to other molecules, they are known as "free" fatty acids. Fatty acids are important sources of fuel because, when metabolized, they yield large quantities of ATP. Many cell types can use either glucose or fatty acids for this purpose. In particular, heart and skeletal muscle prefer fatty acids. Despite long-standing assertions to the contrary, the brain can use fatty acids as a source of fuel in addition to glucose and ketone bodies.

Definition of fatty acid in the English dictionary

The definition of fatty acid in the dictionary is any of a class of aliphatic carboxylic acids, such as palmitic acid, stearic acid, and oleic acid, that form part of a lipid molecule. Other definition of fatty acid is another name for carboxylic acid, used esp of a naturally occurring one.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FATTY ACID

fatten
fattenable
fattener
fattening
fatter
fattest
fattier
fatties
fattiest
fattily
fattiness
fatting
fattish
fattism
fattist
fattrels
fatty
fatty degeneration
fatty oil
fatty tissue

WORDS THAT END LIKE FATTY ACID

acetic acid
acid
adipic acid
amino acid
ascorbic acid
carboxylic acid
citric acid
essential amino acid
folic acid
gamma-aminobutyric acid
hyaluronic acid
hydrochloric acid
hydroxy acid
lactic acid
lysergic acid
nonessential amino acid
nucleic acid
omega-3 fatty acid
sulfuric acid
trichloroacetic acid
uric acid

Synonyms and antonyms of fatty acid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fatty acid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FATTY ACID

Find out the translation of fatty acid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fatty acid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fatty acid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

脂肪酸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ácido graso
570 millions of speakers

English

fatty acid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फैटी एसिड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأحماض الدهنية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жирные кислоты
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ácido gordo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফ্যাটি এসিড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acide gras
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

asid lemak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fettsäure
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

脂肪酸
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지방산
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asam lemak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

acid béo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொழுப்பு அமிலம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फॅटी ऍसिड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yağ asidi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acido grasso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kwas tłuszczowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жирні кислоти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acizi grași
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λιπαρό οξύ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vetsuur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fettsyra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fettsyre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fatty acid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FATTY ACID»

The term «fatty acid» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.591 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fatty acid

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FATTY ACID»

Discover the use of fatty acid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fatty acid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fatty Acid and Lipid Chemistry
This book has pedigree.
F.D. Gunstone, 1996
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Omega 3 Fatty Acid Research
This book brings together some of the recent studies on this important and interesting substance.
M. C. Teale, 2006
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Omega-6/omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid Ratio: The Scientific ...
Studies on the evolutionary aspects of diet and molecular studies included in this volume indicate that human beings evolved on a diet that was balanced in the essential fatty acids (EFA).
Artemis P. Simopoulos, Leslie G. Cleland, 2003
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A Balanced Omega-6/omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio, Cholesterol and ...
They also propose measuring blood fatty acids in the population in order to define the risk of CHD and other chronic diseases.This book will be of interest to physicians (cardiologists, gerontologists, and pediatricians), nutritionists, ...
Artemis P. Simopoulos, Fabien De Meester, 2009
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Fatty Acid and Lipotoxicity in Obesity and Diabetes: ...
Maintaining the normal levels of fatty acids requires coordinated regulation between the liver, adipose tissue and skeletal muscle. This book deals with the molecular aspects of fatty acid action in obesity and insulin resistance.
Novartis Foundation, 2008
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Fatty Acid and Lipid Chemistry
This book has pedigree. It has developed from experience over 50 years in reading, writing, thinking, and working with lipids and fatty acids.
F.D. Gunstone, 1996
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health
Introduction to fatty acids; Omega-3 fatty acids and health; Omega-3 fatty acids and heart disease; Omega-3 fatty acids and the vascular system; Omega-3 fatty acids and immune/inflammatory responses; Omega-3 fatty acids in early human ...
Joyce A. Nettleton, 1995
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Fatty acid metabolism and its regulation
Fatty acid metabolism and its regulation
‎1984
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Fatty Acid Synthase: A Novel Target for Antineoplastic Therapy?
Fatty acid synthase (FAS) is a key lipogenic enzyme catalyzing the terminal steps in the synthesis of fatty acids.
Ellen De Schrijver, 2005
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Fatty Acid Oxidation: Clinical, Biochemical, and Molecular ...
Presenting both historical and recent research in all aspects of fatty acid oxidation, this book forms a unique synthesis of information concerning normal and abnormal fatty acid oxidation that includes data from clinical, biochemical, and ...
Kay Tanaka, Paul M. Coates, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FATTY ACID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fatty acid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cyclical changes in cell membranes could have a significant impact …
"From animal physiology, we know that the fatty acid composition in cell membranes can be remodelled in response to environmental ... «Medical Xpress, Jul 15»
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Beyond olive oil—which fats are best for you?
It's low in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fat, and because walnuts are rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), some ... «ConsumerReports.org, Jul 15»
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Did The DOJ Embrace The 2nd Circuit's Caronia Ruling In Amarin's …
... what the company says would be truthful commercial speech in support of the use of its drug Vascepa – a purified omega-3 fatty acid derived ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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Brazilian researchers say modified butter can treat Alzheimer's
... of Alzheimer's can benefit from the consumption of butter, enriched with a special fatty acid extracted from milk, Brazilian researchers found. «The Hans India, Jul 15»
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Grade-dependent metabolic reprogramming in RCC
Under normal conditions fatty acid β-oxidation produces acetyl-CoA that can be utilised in the TCA cycle for energy production. Wettersten et al. «ScienceBlog.com, Jul 15»
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Fasting has a positive impact on maintenance of glucose level …
Adiponectin is a hormone that regulates glucose level and fatty acid breakdown. “The drop in adiponectin was positively correlated with the ... «TwoCircles.net, Jul 15»
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Microbial catabolic activities are naturally selected by metabolic …
... would be competitive over the experimentally reported volatile fatty acid (VFAs) synthesizers in synergy with methane-producing archaea. «Nature.com, Jul 15»
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New Study Confirms Turmeric Can Benefit Diabetes
The study showed that curcuminoids the active ingredient of Turmeric have an anti diabetic impact by reducing the serum fatty acid through the ... «Guardian Liberty Voice, Jul 15»
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Analyst Rating Update on Amarin Corporation PLC
The Companys product candidate is AMR101, an ultra-pure omega-3 fatty acid. It is developing AMR101 for the treatment of patients with high ... «OTC Outlook, Jul 15»
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FDA Bans Trans Fats, Leaves Void in Food Industry
The two firms are working on silencing the gene for an enzyme that converts oleic fatty acid into linoleic acid, thereby resulting in a trans fat free ... «In These Times, Jul 15»

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