Definitions for omega-3 fatty acidoʊˈmi gəˌθri, oʊˈmeɪ-, oʊˈmɛg ə-
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o•me′ga-3 fat′ty ac′idoʊˈmi gəˌθri, oʊˈmeɪ-, oʊˈmɛg ə-(n.)
a fatty acid found esp. in fish oil and valuable in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.
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omega-3 fatty acid, omega-3(noun)
a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning
omega-3 fatty acid(Noun)
any polyunsaturated fatty acid having a double bond between the third and fourth carbon atoms from the end of the molecule farthest from the carboxylic acid; they are found in green vegetables and in the oils of fish such as salmon and mackerel; they are essential fatty acids, and seem to be beneficial in reducing the risk of heart disease
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