olein definition by Webster's New World
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- a liquid glyceride, (CHCO)CH, present in olive oil and certain other oils and fats
- the liquid part of any fat, as distinguished from the solid part
Origin: French oléine ; from Classical Latin oleum, oil
olein definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An oily yellow liquid, (C17H33COO)3C3H5, occurring naturally in most fats and oils and used as a textile lubricant.