Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "monounsaturated" []

  • Of or relating to an organic compound, especially an oil or fatty acid, containing only one double or triple bond per molecule. Foods containing monounsaturated fatty acids may decrease the amount of LDL cholesterol in the blood and include olive, peanut, canola, and avocado oils. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monounsaturated" in a sentence
  • "Specifically, avocado is rich in an unsaturated fat called monounsaturated fat, also found in nuts and seeds and olive and canola oils."
  • "The other oil that is even better for you is called monounsaturated fatty acid, omega-9."
  • "Olive oilThis versatile and tasty oil is very rich in so-called 'monounsaturated' fat that is believed to have benefits for the heart and cardiovascular system generally."
Words like "monounsaturated"