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but·ter·fat

 (bŭt′ər-făt′)
n.
The natural fat of milk from which butter is made, consisting largely of the glycerides of oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. Also called milk fat.

butterfat

(ˈbʌtəˌfæt)
n
(Agriculture) the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made, consisting of a mixture of glycerides, mainly butyrin, olein, and palmitin

but•ter•fat

(ˈbʌt ərˌfæt)

n.
the fatty portion of milk, from which butter is made, consisting of a mixture of glycerides.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butterfat - the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made
animal fat - any fat obtained from animals; "animal fat is high in saturated fatty acids"
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