trans fat
noun Date: 1978 a fat containing trans-fatty acids

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trans-fat — [ trans fat] n. another term for trans fatty acid * * * ˌtrans fatty ˈacid 7 [trans fatty acid] (also ˌtrans ˈfat ; ) …   Useful english dictionary

  • trans fat — UK / US or trans fatty acid UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms trans fat : singular trans fat plural trans fats a type of solid fat such as margarine produced when vegetable oils are changed by a chemical process. These fats are… …   English dictionary

  • trans-fat — trans′ fat ortrans′ fat n. 1) nut a trans fatty acid 2) trans fatty acids collectively • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • trans fat — [trans, tranz] n. 〚see TRANS (sense 4a)〛 an unsaturated fatty acid which has been partially hydrogenated, used in foods to increase shelf life and maintain flavor: also trans fatty acid * * * …   Universalium

  • trans fat — [trans, tranz] n. [see TRANS (sense 4a)] an unsaturated fatty acid which has been partially hydrogenated, used in foods to increase shelf life and maintain flavor: also trans fatty acid …   English World dictionary

  • Trans fat — Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyunsaturated fat Trans fat Cis fat Omega fatty acids: ω−3 ω−6 ω−9 Saturated fat Interesterified fat See also Fatty acid …   Wikipedia

  • trans fat — noun : a fat containing trans fatty acids * * * trans fat noun 1. A trans fatty acid 2. An unsaturated fat containing trans fatty acids • • • Main Entry: ↑trans fatty acid * * * trans fat UK US noun [countable/uncountable] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trans fat — An unhealthy substance, also known as trans fatty acid, made through the chemical process of hydrogenation of oils. Hydrogenation solidifies liquid oils and increases the shelf life and the flavor stability of oils and foods that contain them.… …   Medical dictionary

  • trans fat — A type of fat that has certain chemical properties and is usually found in processed foods such as baked goods, snack foods, fried foods, shortening, margarine, and certain vegetable oils. Eating trans fat increases blood cholesterol levels and… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • trans fat — noun 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. See Also: trans fatty acid …   Wiktionary

  • trans fat — /ˈtrænz fæt/ (say tranz fat) noun fat composed of trans fatty acid …   Australian English dictionary

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