eicosapentaenoicacid
ei·co·sa·pen·ta·e·no·ic acid (ī'kō-sə-pĕn'tə-ĭ-nōʹĭk) n. Abbr. EPA
An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils.
  [Greek eikosa-, twenty, from its twenty carbon atoms (from eikosi. See wīkm̥tī- + -pentaene, having five double bonds (penta- + -ene).]

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Universalium. 2010.

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