corn oil

noun

Definition of corn oil

: a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of corn kernels and used chiefly as salad oil, in soft soap, and in margarine

Examples of corn oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once yeast has bloomed, add to dry ingredients along with corn oil. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 30 Aug. 2021 Soybean oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, grapeseed oil, and safflower oil. Isadora Baum, Good Housekeeping, 19 Nov. 2020 In fact, there was a greater rate of gastrointestinal adverse events, more than 25%, in the group that took the omega-3 supplement, compared to those who took the corn oil, at a little more than 15%. Jen Christensen, CNN, 15 Nov. 2020 This was also a double-blind randomized trial that compared the health of patients who took a high dose omega-3 supplement with those who took a placebo of corn oil. Jen Christensen, CNN, 15 Nov. 2020 Animal fats tend to be more highly saturated than vegetable fats (usually referred to as oils in culinary circles), which is why beef and pork fat are solid at room temperature while olive and corn oils are liquid. J. Kenji López-alt, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020 The human food industry, corn oil and high fructose sweetener also will not cut back quickly. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, 23 June 2019 So, canola oil, soybean oil, corn oil and olive oil (among others like sunflower, safflower, cottonseed and nut/peanut/seed oils) are recommended. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Aug. 2019 And corn oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids, which have been linked to pro-inflammation, especially when not properly balanced by omega-3s. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of corn oil

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corn oil was in 1879

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9 Sep 2021

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“Corn oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corn%20oil. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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corn oil

noun

English Language Learners Definition of corn oil

: a type of oil made from corn (sense 1) and used in foods and soap

corn oil

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Medical Definition of corn oil

: a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of Indian corn kernels that is used in medicine as a solvent and as a vehicle for injections

called also maize oil

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