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