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triolein

[trahy-oh-lee-in]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. olein(def 1).
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Origin of triolein

First recorded in 1850–55; tri- + olein
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Examples from the Web for triolein

Historical Examples

  • Olein (Triolein) is an odourless, colourless, tasteless oil, which rapidly absorbs oxygen and becomes rancid.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

    W. H. Simmons

  • According to Oudemans it consists of 63% triolein and 37% tripalmin and tristearin; it is not poisonous.


British Dictionary definitions for triolein

triolein

noun
  1. a naturally occurring glyceride of oleic acid, found in fats and oils. Formula: (C 17 H 33 COO) 3 C 3 H 5Also called: olein
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