butyraceous

[ byoo-tuh-rey-shuh s ]
/ ˌbyu təˈreɪ ʃəs /

adjective

of the nature of, resembling, or containing butter.

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Origin of butyraceous

1660–70; < Latin būtȳr(um) butter + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for butyraceous

butyraceous
/ (ˌbjuːtɪˈreɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, containing, or resembling butter

Word Origin for butyraceous

C17 butyr-, from Latin būtyrum butter + -aceous
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Medical definitions for butyraceous

butyraceous
[ byōō′tə-rāshəs ]

adj.

Buttery in consistency.
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