olestra

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noun oles·tra \ō-ˈle-strə\

Definition of olestra

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of olestra

probably by shortening & alteration from (sucrose) polyester


First Known Use: 1987


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olestra

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noun oles·tra \ō-ˈles-trə\

Medical Definition of olestra

  1. :  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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