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Definition of monounsaturated fat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


monounsaturated fat

NAmE//ˌmɑnoʊʌnˌsætʃəreɪt̮əd ˈfæt//
[countable, uncountable]
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a type of fat found, for example, in olives and nuts, which does not encourage the harmful development of cholesterol a diet that is rich in monounsaturated fats see also polyunsaturated fat, saturated fat, trans-fatty acid, unsaturated fat
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