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Noun: trans fatty acid
  1. A fatty acid that has been produced by hydrogenating an unsaturated fatty acid (and so changing its shape); found in processed foods such as margarine and fried foods and puddings and commercially baked goods and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils
    - trans fat

Type of: fatty acid

Part of: margarin, margarine, marge [Brit], oleo [N. Amer], oleomargarine [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Trans fatty acid