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[French butyrine, from Latin būtȳrum, butter; see butter.]


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless liquid ester or oil found in butter. It is formed from butyric acid and glycerine
[C20: from butyr(ic acid + glycer)in(e)]


(ˈbyu tər ɪn)

a colorless liquid ester in butter, formed from glycerin and butyric acid.
[1820–30; butyr (ic) + (glycer) in]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butyrin - any of three glycerides of butyric acid
tributyrin - a bitter oily triglyceride of butyric acid; a form of butyrin
glyceryl ester - an ester of glycerol
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fra butyrin ultra feed additive or analog of 500 kg, 6 540 byn
Any such barbarous vertical structure alters the look of the city, and this one will also do that." The chair of the Union of Architects Committee on Heritage, Dmitrii Butyrin, stated that the "Imperial was only a small part of the architectural catastrophe afflicting Moskovskii Prospekt, which following the center was being turned into a tasty morsel for construction companies," adding that the thoroughfare had been included in the protected sections of the city and should therefore be subject to the rules on cultural landmarks.