arachidonic acid

arachidonic acid (uncountable)

  1. (fatty acid) A long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, having 20 carbon atoms and four double bonds, found in animal fats; it is essential for human nutrition, being a precursor to the production of prostaglandins.
  • French: acide arachidonique
  • German: Arachidonsäure
  • Portuguese: ácido araquidónico (Portugal), ácido araquidônico (Brazil)
  • Russian: арахидо́новая кислота́
  • Spanish: ácido araquidónico

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