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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 tail (chain), which is either saturated or unsaturated. Most naturally occurring fatty acids have a chain of an even number of carbon atoms, from 4 to 28. Fatty acids are usually derived from triglycerides or phospholipids. When they are not attached to other molecules, they are known as "free" fatty acids. 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. In particular, heart and skeletal muscle prefer fatty acids. Despite long-standing assertions to the contrary, fatty acids can be used as a source of fuel for brain cells, at least in some rodents, 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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