from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils.
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- noun An
omega-3 fatty acid, having 20 carbonatoms and 5 double bonds, that acts as a precursor for prostaglandin-3, thromboxane-3, and leukotriene-5 groups.
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- noun an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Greek eikosa-, twenty, from its twenty carbon atoms (from eikosi; see wīkm̥tī- in Indo-European roots) + -pentaene, having five double bonds (penta– + –ene) + –oic.]
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