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Polenske value

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noun Po·len·ske val·ue \pō-ˈlen(t)-skə-ˌval-(ˌ)yü\

Medical Definition of Polenske value

  1. :  a value similar to a Reichert value that indicates the content in butter or other fat of the volatile water-insoluble acids (as capric acid and lauric acid)—called also Polenske number

Biographical Note for polenske value

Polenske

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Eduard

(flourished 1889–1912), German chemist. Polenske introduced a method for the detection of coconut oil in butter and lard in an article published in 1911. He developed his method after examining 34 fresh and eight old butters.


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