squalene

noun
squa·​lene | \ ˈskwā-ˌlēn How to pronounce squalene (audio) \

Definition of squalene

: 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 Enriched with squalene, glycerin and Glacial Glycoprotein, the moisturizer is formulated to deliver long-lasting hydration to help everyone achieve healthy looking skin. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Packed with marine botanicals and squalene, the Enzyme Cleansing Oil is your first step to skin that glows from within. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Just to rave a bit more, Huesticks are blendable, buildable, weightless, easy-to-use, vegan, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and packed with hyaluronic acid, squalene, and vitamins C and E. Shop the wonder beauty stick below. Brandy Guerry, Southern Living, 8 Mar. 2021 Squalane, a more stable cousin of squalene, a naturally occurring emollient in human skin, is lightweight and absorbs well. Sabina Wizemann, Good Housekeeping, 28 Dec. 2020 Ceramides, squalene and botanicals (caviar lime, schisandra fruit, illipe butter) help firm, soften and brighten skin, and the no-fuss, gelato-like texture leaves you with a dewy, ungreasy finish. Kari Molvar, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2020 Roughly three million or so sharks are hunted and traded for their squalene. Lara Jackson, National Geographic, 19 Nov. 2020 Companies commonly use squalene as a moisturizing additive in cosmetics and sunscreens. Katherine J. Wu, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2020 The squalene in the flu vaccine, highly purified, is obtained from shark liver oil. Anne P. Kim, The Conversation, 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of squalene

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for squalene

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

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28 Jun 2021

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“Squalene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squalene. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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squalene

noun
squa·​lene | \ ˈskwā-ˌlēn How to pronounce squalene (audio) \

Medical Definition of squalene

: 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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