Definition: an indication of the quantity of unsaturated fatty acids present in a fat; it represents the number of grams of iodine absorbed by each 100 g of fat.
Synonym(s): iodine value
See Also: hydrogen number
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.