docosahexaenoic acid

docosahexaenoic acid
noun
an omega-3 fatty acid with 22 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
Hypernyms: ↑omega-3 fatty acid, ↑omega-3

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\\ˌdōkōsəˌheksəˌē¦nōik-\ noun
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary docosa- (as in docosanoic acid) + hexa- + -ene + -oic
: an omega-3 fatty acid found especially in cold-water fish — abbreviation DHA

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/dok"euh seuh hek'seuh i noh"ik, dok'-/, Biochem.
See DHA.
[see DOCOSANOIC, HEXA-]

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