squalene

noun

squa·​lene ˈskwā-ˌlēn How to pronounce squalene (audio)
: an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50 that is widely distributed in nature (such as a major component of sebum and in shark-liver oils) and is a precursor of sterols (such as cholesterol)

Examples of squalene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, the production of many medicinal and cosmetic products containing squalene, which is commonly derived from sharks, may have also encouraged fishing efforts. Catherine Duncan, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Jan. 2024 It’s also formulated with antioxidant-rich squalene, so that power couple teams up to smooth and calm skin. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 This jelly treatment is infused with squalene and Japanese peach to bring your lips back to a supple, hydrated state. Malia Griggs, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 It’s infused with colloidal oatmeal, squalene, and tangerine peel oil to soothe the skin and replenish hydration. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 1 Dec. 2023 Occlusive ingredients create a protective layer on your skin to create a barrier to prevent moisture loss and examples include beeswax, squalene, and shea butter. Brittany Johnson, Verywell Health, 17 Oct. 2023 That’s thanks to its abundance of good-for-you ingredients such as squalene, hyaluronic acid, and sea buckthorn. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 28 July 2023 Hyaluronic acid and squalene also work together to provide deep hydration without clogging pores. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 17 Oct. 2023 What to Look for in a Moisturizer for Rosacea Here are some important things to consider when shopping for a rosacea-friendly moisturizer: Ingredients to Look For: Focus on ingredients that soothe and reduce inflammation, like niacinamide, aloe vera, and squalene. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 17 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin squalus, a sea fish — more at whale

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squalene was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Squalene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squalene. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

squalene

noun
squa·​lene ˈskwā-ˌlēn How to pronounce squalene (audio)
: an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50 that is widely distributed in nature (as a major component of sebum and in shark-liver oils) and is a precursor of sterols (as cholesterol)

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