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olestra

noun oles·tra \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
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Origin of OLESTRA

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

Rhymes with OLESTRA

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olestra

noun oles·tra \ō-ˈles-trə\

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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