eicosapentaenoic acid
/uy"koh seuh pen'teuh i noh"ik, uy'koh-/, Biochem.
See EPA.
[ < Gk eikosa-, comb. form of eíkosi twenty + PENTA- + -ENE + -O- + -IC]

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  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Eicosapentaensäure Andere Namen EPA (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z) Eicosa 5,8,11,14,17 pentaensäure Icosapen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • eicosapentaenoic acid — ei·co·sa·pen·ta·e·no·ic acid .ī kō sə .pen tə ē .nō ik , i .nō ik n an omega 3 fatty acid C20H30O2 found esp. in fish oils abbr. EPA * * * (EPA) ei·co·sa·pen·ta·eno·ic ac·id (EPA) (i ko″sə pen″tə e noґik) [Gr. eikosa twenty… …   Medical dictionary

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  • eicosapentaenoic acid — noun an omega 3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish) • Hypernyms: ↑omega 3 fatty acid, ↑omega 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • eicosapentaenoic acid — [ˌʌɪkɒsəˌpɛnti: nəʊɪk] noun Chemistry a polyunsaturated fatty acid found especially in fish oils. Origin 1960s: from Gk eicosa twenty (the number of carbon atoms in the molecule) + penta five (the number of unsaturated bonds) + ene + oic on the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • eicosapentaenoic acid — ei′co•sa•pen′ta•e•no′ic ac′id [[t]ˈaɪ koʊ səˈpɛn tə ɪˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌaɪ koʊ səˌpɛn [/t]] n. biochem. See EPA • Etymology: < Gk eikosa , comb. form of eíkosi twenty +penta + ene+ o + ic …   From formal English to slang

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  • Fatty acid — Not to be confused with fat. Butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyun …   Wikipedia

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