olestra


oles·tra

noun \ō-ˈles-trə\

Definition of OLESTRA

:  a noncaloric fat substitute consisting of a series of compounds that are sucrose esters of six to eight fatty acids resistant to absorption by the digestive system because of their large size

Origin of OLESTRA

probably by shortening & alteration from (sucrose) polyester
First Known Use: 1987

Rhymes with OLESTRA

oles·tra

noun \ō-ˈles-trə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OLESTRA

: a noncaloric fat substitute consisting of a series of compounds that are sucrose esters of six to eight fatty acids resistant to absorption by the digestive system due to their large size

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