olestra

noun oles·tra \ ō-ˈle-strə \

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 and Etymology of olestra

probably by shortening & alteration from (sucrose) polyester


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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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