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fatty acids
organic carbon compound occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats and oils
fatty acid
organic acid found in animal and vegetable oils (Chemistry)

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Fatty acid
In chemistry, particularly in biochemistry, a fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic chain, which is either saturated or unsaturated. Most naturally occurring fatty acids have an unbranched chain of an even number of carbon atoms, from 4 to 28. Fatty acids are usually derived from triglycerides or phospholipids. Fatty acids are important sources of fuel because, when metabolized, they yield large quantities of ATP. Many cell types can use either glucose or fatty acids for this purpose. Long-chain fatty acids cannot cross the blood–brain barrier and so cannot be used as fuel by the cells of the central nervous system; but medium-chain fatty acids octanoic acid and heptanoic acid can be used, in addition to glucose and ketone bodies.

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Fatty acids
Organic acids with a hydrocarbon chain of varying length; constituents of triglycerides and related lipids.

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fatty acids
Eng: fatty acids
Urdu: شحمی تیزاب ۔ چربیلا تیزاب ۔ تیزاب جو چربی کے لیے خصُوصی اہمیت رکھتے ہیں ۔

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