- soluble in oils or fats.
Origin of fat-soluble
First recorded in 1920–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for fat-soluble
The fat-soluble vitamine has been termed by some the growth vitamine.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
Without milk fat, in whole milk or in butter, we run considerable risk of having too little of the fat-soluble vitamine.Food Guide for War Service at Home
Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
At least two "determinants" are thought to be concerned in the nutrition of growth, a fat-soluble and a water-soluble substance.Food Poisoning
Edwin Oakes Jordan
If the bean is sprouted, a large amount of this fat-soluble vitamine is produced by the plant itself.
This appears to contain paraffin, beeswax, a fat-soluble red dye and considerable rosin.
- soluble in nonpolar substances, such as ether, chloroform, and oils. Fat-soluble compounds are often insoluble in water
- Soluble in fats or fat solvents.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.