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Medical Term:

timnodonic acid

Pronunciation: tim'no-don'ok as'id

Definition: A 20-carbon fatty acid with five cis double bonds located on carbons 5, 8, 11, 14, and 17; an important component of fish oils; a precursor to the 3-series prostaglandins, PGE3.

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