Trans-fat definition

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An unsaturated fatty acid which has been partially hydrogenated, used in foods to increase shelf life and maintain flavor.
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A trans fatty acid.
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Trans fatty acids considered as a group.
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A trans fatty acid.
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Trans fatty acids considered as a group.
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A fat containing trans fatty acids.
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An unsaturated fat with carbon-carbon double bonds in the trans configuration, especially one prepared by partial hydrogenation, associated with an elevated risk of coronary heart disease.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
trans-fat
Plural:
trans-fats