butterfat


but·ter·fat

noun \-ˌfat\

: the natural fat of milk from which butter is made

Full Definition of BUTTERFAT

:  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)

First Known Use of BUTTERFAT

1889

but·ter·fat

noun \-ˌfat\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BUTTERFAT

: 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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