Synonym: eicosanoids
Unsaturated C20 fatty acids and skeletally related compounds. The spelling icosanoids is preferred over the spelling eicosanoids for consistency with icosanoic acid. Specialists working in this field commonly use eicosanoids, however.
See: leukotrienes, prostanoids
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. 'Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 1342 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199567081307)