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Definition of "medium-chain" [medium-chain]

  • Having a chain of between about six and twelve carbon atoms (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "medium-chain" in a sentence
  • "ALA, with eighteen carbons, is sometimes called a medium-chain omega-3; EPA and DHA are sometimes called long-chain omega-3 fats because EPA contains twenty carbons and DHA contains twenty-two."
  • "Coconut oil is also nature's richest source of medium-chain fatty acids MCFAs, also called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs."
  • "Overfeeding with a diet of medium-chain triglycerides impedes accumulation of body fat, Clinical Nutrition, 28:595"
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