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olestra

[ oh-les-truh ]
/ oʊˈlɛs trə /
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noun
a synthetic oil used as a substitute for dietary fat: not digested or absorbed by the human body.
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Origin of olestra

1990–95; ol- (<Latin oleum oil) + -estra, alteration of (poly)ester
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