Saturated fatty acid
saturated fatty acid
Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- A fatty acid in which all the bonds between carbon atoms in the hydrocarbon chain are single bonds –that is, all the bonds are saturated with hydrogen atoms. (Contrast with unsaturated fatty acid.)
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.