fatty_acid has definitions from the fields of biology,chemistry
[ noun ] (biology,chemistry) any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis

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Their main asset is an abundance of unsaturated fatty_acids , so necessary for maintaining the good_health of the circulatory_system .

Dr._Wilson_C._Grant , of the Veterans_'_Administration_Hospital , Coral_Gables , Florida , and the University_of_Miami_School_of_Medicine , set_out to discover if avocados , because of their high content of unsaturated fatty_acids , would reduce the cholesterol of the blood in selected patients .