Meaning of saturated fat

sat'urated fat'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Nutrition. Nutrition.
  1. a type of single-bond animal or vegetable fat, as that found in butter, meat, egg yolks, and coconut or palm oil, that in humans tends to increase cholesterol levels in the blood. Cf.(def. 3).
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