[ byoo-ter-in ]
/ ˈbyu tər ɪn /
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Examples from the Web for butyrin
The flavor of the fat is due to the presence of a small amount of butyrin, which is an ethereal salt of butyric acid.
Oleomargarine differs from butter mainly in the fact that a smaller amount of butyrin is present.
British Dictionary definitions for butyrin
/ (ˈbjuːtɪrɪn) /
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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