noun Chemistry.

a colorless, liquid ester present in butter, formed from glycerin and butyric acid.

Origin of butyrin

First recorded in 1820–30; butyr(ic) + (glycer)in
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a colourless liquid ester or oil found in butter. It is formed from butyric acid and glycerine

Word Origin for butyrin

C20: from butyr (ic acid + glycer) in (e)
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