olein

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noun ole·in \ˈō-lē-ən\

Definition of olein

  1. 1 :  an ester of glycerol and oleic acid

  2. 2 :  the liquid portion of a fat

Origin and Etymology of olein

French oléine, from Latin oleum


First Known Use: 1838


Medical Dictionary

olein

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noun ole·in \ˈō-lē-ən\

Medical Definition of olein

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


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