Meaning of monounsaturate in English:

monounsaturate

Pronunciation /ˌmɒnəʊʌnˈsatʃʊrət/ /ˌmɒnəʊʌnˈsatjʊrət/

noun

  • A monounsaturated fat or fatty acid.

    Although the word has a chemical meaning, it is chiefly found in contexts relating to food and nutrition.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From mono- + unsaturate, after polyunsaturate.