fish oil
noun Date: 1785 a fatty oil from the bodies of various fishes (as menhaden or sardines) that contains large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids and is used in making various products (as cosmetics and paints)

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  • Fish oil — Fish Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fish-oil — fishˈ oil noun Oil obtained from fish and other marine animals • • • Main Entry: ↑fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fish oil — A typical fish oil softgel Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. Fish oils contain the omega 3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors of eicosanoids that are known to reduce… …   Wikipedia

  • fish oil — ▪ chemistry       fatty oil from the bodies of fishes, used in the manufacture of many products, such as margarine, cooking oil, cosmetics, caulking compounds, paints, industrial coatings, lubricants, water repellents, soaps, and candles. It is… …   Universalium

  • fish oil — noun a fatty oil obtained from the livers of various fish • Syn: ↑fish liver oil • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil • Hyponyms: ↑tuna oil * * * noun : a fatty oil from the bodies of fishes or marine mammals (as menhaden …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish oil — varvelis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Žuvų ir jūrų gyvūnų skysti riebalai. atitikmenys: angl. blubber oil; dolphin oil; fish oil; train oil rus. ворвань …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fish oil — noun Fish oil is used before these nouns: ↑capsule …   Collocations dictionary

  • fish oil — žuvų taukai statusas Aprobuotas sritis žuvų produktai apibrėžtis Gaminys, gaunamas iš žuvų ar jų dalių riebalų. atitikmenys: angl. fish oil vok. Fischöl; Tran, m rus. рыбий жир pranc. huile de poissons šaltinis Lietuvos Respublikos žemės ūkio… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • fish oil — any oil obtained from fishes, usually from the liver, but in fatty fishes from the body, or from fish wastes. Used in fish feeds, edible fats, soaps, paints, leather work and making linoleum …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-oil — any oil obtained from fishes, usually from the liver, but in fatty fishes from the body, or from fish wastes. Used in fish feeds, edible fats, soaps, paints, leather work and making linoleum …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish oil — /ˈfɪʃ ɔɪl/ (say fish oyl) noun a fatty oil obtained from the bodies of fishes and sea mammals and used as a nutritional supplement providing essential fatty acids; also used for rust proofing motor vehicle bodies, in paint and varnish manufacture …   Australian English dictionary

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