olein

noun
ole·​in | \ ˈō-lē-ən How to pronounce olein (audio) \

Definition of olein

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

First Known Use of olein

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for olein

French oléine, from Latin oleum

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The first known use of olein was in 1838

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“Olein.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olein. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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olein

noun
ole·​in | \ ˈō-lē-ən How to pronounce olein (audio) \

Medical Definition of olein

: an ester of glycerol and oleic acid

called also triolein

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