olein

[oh-lee-in]
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noun Chemistry.

Also called glyceryl trioleate, triolein. a colorless to yellowish, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C57H104O6, the triglyceride of oleic acid, present in many vegetable oils.
the oily or lower-melting fractions of a fat as distinguished from the solid or higher-melting constituents.

Nearby words

  1. olefine,
  2. oleg,
  3. oleic,
  4. oleic acid,
  5. oleiferous,
  6. olekma,
  7. olenek,
  8. oleo,
  9. oleo oil,
  10. oleo strut

Origin of olein

1830–40; < French oléine, equivalent to olé- (< Latin oleum oil) + -ine -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for olein

olein

noun

another name for triolein

Word Origin for olein

C19: from French oléine, from Latin oleum oil + -in

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