non-esterified fatty acid

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non-esterified fatty acid (plural non-esterified fatty acids) (abbreviated as NEFA)

  1. (chemistry) Any fatty acid which occurs free, rather than esterified with glycerol to form a glyceride or other lipid; usually as the result of hydrolysis

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