soybean oil

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of soybean oil

: a pale yellow drying or semidrying oil that is obtained from soybeans and is used chiefly as a food, in paints, varnishes, linoleum, printing ink, and soap, and as a source of phospholipids, fatty acids, and sterols called also soya oil

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1904

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soybean oil

noun
variants: also soya-bean oil

medical Definition of soybean oil

: a pale yellow drying or semidrying oil that is obtained from soybeans and is used chiefly as a food, in paints, varnishes, linoleum, printing ink, and soap, and as a source of phospholipids, fatty acids, and sterols

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