noun oleo·stearin \¦ōlēō+\
variants: less commonly



Definition of oleostearin

  1. :  a solid residue of tallow remaining after removal of oleo oil or tallow oil and used chiefly in lard substitutes

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Origin and Etymology of oleostearin

International Scientific Vocabulary ole- + stearin, stearine

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