Definition of omega-6 in English:

omega-6

(also ω-6)

adjective

Biochemistry
  • Designating unsaturated fatty acids whose molecules have a double bond between the carbon atoms that are sixth and fifth from the end of the hydrocarbon chain. Also written ω-6.

noun

Biochemistry
  • An omega-six fatty acid.

Origin

1970s. From omega + six, ω being the symbol of the terminal carbon atom in a fatty acid molecule.

Pronunciation

omega-6

/ˌəʊmɪɡəˈsɪks/