butyrin

[byoo-ter-in]

Origin of butyrin

First recorded in 1820–30; butyr(ic) + (glycer)in
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butyrin

noun
  1. 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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