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butterfat

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noun but·ter·fat \-ˌfat\

Simple Definition of butterfat

  • : the natural fat of milk from which butter is made

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of butterfat

  1. :  the natural fat of milk and chief constituent of butter consisting essentially of a mixture of glycerides (as those derived from butyric, capric, caproic, and caprylic acids)

1889

First Known Use of butterfat

1889


BUTTERFAT Defined for Kids

butterfat

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noun but·ter·fat \ˈbə-tər-ˌfat\

Definition of butterfat for Students

  1. :  the natural fat of milk that is the chief ingredient of butter




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butterfat

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noun but·ter·fat \-ˌfat\

Medical Definition of butterfat

  1. :  the natural fat of milk and chief constituent of butter consisting essentially of a mixture of glycerides (as butyrin, olein, and palmitin)




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