olein


ole·in

noun \ˈō-lē-ən\

Definition of OLEIN

1
:  an ester of glycerol and oleic acid
2
:  the liquid portion of a fat

Origin of OLEIN

French oléine, from Latin oleum
First Known Use: 1838

ole·in

noun \ˈō-lē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OLEIN

: an ester of glycerol and oleic acid—called also triolein

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