omega-3 fatty acid definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a number of polyunsaturated fatty acids present in leafy greens, veggie natural oils, and fish such as for example salmon and mackerel, with the capacity of reducing serum levels of cholesterol and having anticoagulant properties.
    • any polyunsaturated fatty acid having a double relationship involving the 3rd and 4th carbon atoms from end of molecule farthest from carboxylic acid; these are generally present in green vegetables plus the oils of fish such salmon and mackerel; they have been fatty acids, and appear to be beneficial in reducing the chance of cardiovascular illnesses
    • a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon sequence has its own very first double valence relationship three carbons right from the start

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