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Meaning of olein

o•le•in

Pronunciation: (ō'lē-in), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. Also calleda colorless to yellowish, oily, water-insoluble liquid, CHO, the triglyceride of oleic acid, present in many vegetable oils.
  2. the oily or lower-melting fractions of a fat as distinguished from the solid or higher-melting constituents.
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