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Category:GO:0009062 ! fatty acid catabolic process

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DAG for GO:0009062id: GO:0009062

name: fatty acid catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
def: "The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of a fatty acid, any of the aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that can be liberated by hydrolysis from naturally occurring fats and oils. Fatty acids are predominantly straight-chain acids of 4 to 24 carbon atoms, which may be saturated or unsaturated; branched fatty acids and hydroxy fatty acids also occur, and very long chain acids of over 30 carbons are found in waxes." [GOC:go_curators]
synonym: "fatty acid breakdown" EXACT []
synonym: "fatty acid catabolism" EXACT []
synonym: "fatty acid degradation" EXACT []
xref: Wikipedia:Fatty_acid_degradation
is_a: GO:0006631 ! fatty acid metabolic process
is_a: GO:0044242 ! cellular lipid catabolic process
is_a: GO:0072329 ! monocarboxylic acid catabolic process

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0009062</GOterm>
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