designating or of an organic compound, esp. an oil or fatty acid, having only one double bond
Of or relating to an organic compound, especially an oil or fatty acid, containing only one double or triple bond per molecule. Increasing dietary intake of foods containing monounsaturated fatty acids, such as olive, peanut, and canola oils and avocados, can decrease LDL cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.
- (chemistry, of an organic compound) having a single double or triple bond